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196X Smith Corona Coronet Automatic 12 Serial # 6ELK-137237 196X Smith Corona Coronet Automatic 12 typewriter, Serial # 6ELK-137237 Ian Brumfield's 196X Smith Corona Coronet Automatic 12 typewriter. 2017-11-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ian Brumfield: 196X Smith Corona Coronet Automatic 12 Serial # 6ELK-137237 I got this machine from a Goodwill for very little. The paint is in decent shape, except for the paint on the upper left side of the machine, where it is completely chipped.... I don't know how that was accomplished. It has the Change-O-Type characters on the far left and right, and has the Page Gauge and the mid-60s white keys. It works fine, though it does get hot to the touch after a few minutes' usage. It needs some cleaning, and I wouldn't be surprised if the belts from the electric motor fail within the next few years.

And no, that is not an 11/24ths fraction. Just 1/2 and 1/4 beside each other without a space between them... my mistake.

(SOLD Nov. 18 2017, to young budding typist)

196X Smith Corona Coronet Automatic 12 #6ELK-137237

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Ian Brumfield (T1peM0nkey)
Created: 04-02-2014 at 08:42AM
Last Edit: 11-18-2017 at 11:29PM


Description:

I got this machine from a Goodwill for very little. The paint is in decent shape, except for the paint on the upper left side of the machine, where it is completely chipped.... I don't know how that was accomplished. It has the Change-O-Type characters on the far left and right, and has the Page Gauge and the mid-60s white keys. It works fine, though it does get hot to the touch after a few minutes' usage. It needs some cleaning, and I wouldn't be surprised if the belts from the electric motor fail within the next few years.

And no, that is not an 11/24ths fraction. Just 1/2 and 1/4 beside each other without a space between them... my mistake.

(SOLD Nov. 18 2017, to young budding typist)

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:


This is a close-up of the power switch in the off position and the power return. The Change-O-Type +/= key, margin release, and the ribbon color selector are visible at the top.
This is a close-up of the power switch in the off position and the power return. The Change-O-Type +/= key, margin release, and the ribbon color selector are visible at the top.

I apologize for this one being out of focus. On the camera I used for this picture it is hard to tell whether the pic was good or not. Anyway, this is the power switch in the on position.
I apologize for this one being out of focus. On the camera I used for this picture it is hard to tell whether the pic was good or not. Anyway, this is the power switch in the on position.

The Change-O-Type typeslugs are visible on the far left and far right of the basket.
The Change-O-Type typeslugs are visible on the far left and far right of the basket.

A side picture of the machine with the 'hood' (as in a car hood), as I like to call it, down. Sorry for the focus issue.... Like I said, with this camera it is hard to tell, and the manual focus button isn't working.
A side picture of the machine with the 'hood' (as in a car hood), as I like to call it, down. Sorry for the focus issue.... Like I said, with this camera it is hard to tell, and the manual focus button isn't working.

The 'hood' up.
The 'hood' up.

An attempt at a closeup on the nameplate.
An attempt at a closeup on the nameplate.

The rubber feet on this typewriter are still good, and the paint is in outstanding condition down here.
The rubber feet on this typewriter are still good, and the paint is in outstanding condition down here.

Since I don't have the manual for this machine, it took me a little while to find the touch control. The little black touch control wheel is located underneath the forward edge of the machine.
Since I don't have the manual for this machine, it took me a little while to find the touch control. The little black touch control wheel is located underneath the forward edge of the machine.

Can you tell that out of focus pictures irk me? Well, they do. I'll have to start saving up for a newer camera.... This picture is mainly for those who have this model and don't know where to find the serial number. It is located underneath the machine on the right side. A really odd place to put it, if you ask me.
Can you tell that out of focus pictures irk me? Well, they do. I'll have to start saving up for a newer camera.... This picture is mainly for those who have this model and don't know where to find the serial number. It is located underneath the machine on the right side. A really odd place to put it, if you ask me.

A close up of the ribbon vibrator and paper guide. The paper table, even when it is covered in whiteout, had some useful lines to know where the text will be placed. There are two holes for making lines, boxes, etc.. The ribbon is held in the vibrator in a very simple manner. The vibrator just clips at the top, holding the ribbon in. I had to clean this machine up a little bit, so the ribbon is still in a slightly unwound position. Ooos.
A close up of the ribbon vibrator and paper guide. The paper table, even when it is covered in whiteout, had some useful lines to know where the text will be placed. There are two holes for making lines, boxes, etc.. The ribbon is held in the vibrator in a very simple manner. The vibrator just clips at the top, holding the ribbon in. I had to clean this machine up a little bit, so the ribbon is still in a slightly unwound position. Ooos.


Some sort of number is carved into the paint on the rear of the machine... I don't know why this is done, but I've seen this on quite a few machines that I've spotted in the wild.
Some sort of number is carved into the paint on the rear of the machine... I don't know why this is done, but I've seen this on quite a few machines that I've spotted in the wild.

Hunter: Ian Brumfield (T1peM0nkey)

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I've been hunting for typewriters since 2012, but I've loved them for long before that... about 2003. In the short amount of time in which I've started seriously collecting I've amassed a collection of over 65 machines (now specializing in Royals), one of which is parts. At the ripe old age of 20, to boot!

In November of 2013 I participated in National Novel Writing Month and hit a pretty decent 105,991 words; all written on manual machines. I think that this is a new record, but there isn't any official record keeping in the Typewriter Brigade.



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