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196x Smith Corona Classic 12 Serial # 6LTV 838818 196x Smith Corona Classic 12 typewriter, Serial # 6LTV 838818 Tas Kyprianou's 196x Smith Corona Classic 12 typewriter. 2022-10-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 196x Smith Corona Classic 12 Serial # 6LTV 838818 There’s something, to me, about the 66 Elite typeface on these Smith Coronas that somehow seems more ‘circular’ than my other Elite-sized machines. It’s friendly. The imprint almost looks like it’s been lifted from a printed book or something. I love it and the itch to own one became so intolerable (despite a friend telling me not to) that I eventually had to scratch it - I’m delighted I did.

This typewriter, like many here have already said, is a solid workhorse of a machine. It types like my huge Olivetti Linea 98 standard, fast, light, and super easy. It’s one of those machines you can easily spend effortless hours on. However, solid and well-built as it is, don’t expect an Olympia SM style tightness from it. This machine has tolerances built into it... but they are tolerable.

This series is quite rare to see up for sale in the UK. I only managed to pick this one up cheaply due to a trusting owner who left the machine (in its cold war spy-style carrying case) outside her front door all day for me to pick up and THEN pay. I love the typewriter community.

196x Smith Corona Classic 12 #6LTV 838818

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 09-27-2022 at 07:37AM
Last Edit: 10-02-2022 at 07:59AM


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There’s something, to me, about the 66 Elite typeface on these Smith Coronas that somehow seems more ‘circular’ than my other Elite-sized machines. It’s friendly. The imprint almost looks like it’s been lifted from a printed book or something. I love it and the itch to own one became so intolerable (despite a friend telling me not to) that I eventually had to scratch it - I’m delighted I did.

This typewriter, like many here have already said, is a solid workhorse of a machine. It types like my huge Olivetti Linea 98 standard, fast, light, and super easy. It’s one of those machines you can easily spend effortless hours on. However, solid and well-built as it is, don’t expect an Olympia SM style tightness from it. This machine has tolerances built into it... but they are tolerable.

This series is quite rare to see up for sale in the UK. I only managed to pick this one up cheaply due to a trusting owner who left the machine (in its cold war spy-style carrying case) outside her front door all day for me to pick up and THEN pay. I love the typewriter community.

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Left outside an empty house all day. So trusting
Left outside an empty house all day. So trusting

Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - Bought an Everest Mod 90 after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
Notwithstanding the Linea 88 parts machine, my collection now consists of 29 typewriters.
My absolute favourite remains my 1939 Royal KMM. For me it's both the prettiest and the nicest to type on. It has "majik" (with a nod to Sandy1)
I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have collected such a beautiful bunch.



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