196X Smith Corona Coronet Automatic 12 #6 ELN 306246G
Status: My Collection
Created: 05-02-2014 at 04:12PM
Last Edit: 05-03-2014 at 04:18AM
My first electric typewriter, and I must say, a rather fancy one at that. The colours are a nice break from the effervescent greens of my Olympia mob, but they're not what drew me to obtain this machine.
The poor chap who sold this on eBay didn't even notice what a gem he had, and I only took a closer gander at it when I noticed a label on the user's manual advising that one may only use single-colour ribbons with this typewriter because of the size of the font. Intrigued, I peered more intently at the photograph he'd posted of the typebasket, only to discover that the little beauty had a cursive typeface!
It did come in splendid condition - the first one I've not had to wrangle into photogeneity - and even the ribbon was quite up to a few more rounds of intense typing. Since trying it out a little (see below) I have changed it out for a blue one, as you will note from the type sample.
The case is in very fine shape - especially inside. It is all-steel (tested by magnet) and comes with a functioning lock and key.
My daughter has claimed it for her own purposes all ready. I suppose it's selfish to keep it to myself, and (like anybody would be) she's fascinated by the typeface and the fun of using it.
Hunter: Nick Stokes (ndstokes)
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