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196x Smith Corona Corsair 700 Serial # 6YP17273 196x Smith Corona Corsair 700 typewriter, Serial # 6YP17273 Michael Hoehne's 196x Smith Corona Corsair 700 typewriter. 2015-10-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 196x Smith Corona Corsair 700 Serial # 6YP17273 Well, this is a surprise! A DeLuxe Corsair! The special details: Power Space; padded CR/LF lever; padded vinyl fascia glued on over the keyboard; unjammer key (A light touch on the backspace key unjams and a heavier push back spaces.); larger Tab key; and best of all, a really nice case built like the standard S-C formed aluminum cases; its dainty size is impressive when you first see it.

Standard details: five factory-set tabs, at 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60 spaces and marked with red ticks on the paper bail; paper supports; single carriage release on the right, 1-5/8” spools; three-position ribbon setting; L M H touch-control; fully-enclosed bottom---all in all, the best Corsair I have seen.

What's the difference between this and Ted's Corsair 710?

Added some comparison pics of the sweet case for this Corsair.

196x Smith Corona Corsair 700 #6YP17273

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-03-2015 at 02:06PM
Last Edit: 10-01-2015 at 06:21AM


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Well, this is a surprise! A DeLuxe Corsair! The special details: Power Space; padded CR/LF lever; padded vinyl fascia glued on over the keyboard; unjammer key (A light touch on the backspace key unjams and a heavier push back spaces.); larger Tab key; and best of all, a really nice case built like the standard S-C formed aluminum cases; its dainty size is impressive when you first see it.

Standard details: five factory-set tabs, at 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60 spaces and marked with red ticks on the paper bail; paper supports; single carriage release on the right, 1-5/8” spools; three-position ribbon setting; L M H touch-control; fully-enclosed bottom---all in all, the best Corsair I have seen.

What's the difference between this and Ted's Corsair 710?

Added some comparison pics of the sweet case for this Corsair.

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Pretty darn clean and simple. For the laptop.
Pretty darn clean and simple. For the laptop.

This is luxury on a budget, alright!
This is luxury on a budget, alright!

An unexpectedly nice case; in fact, a great case.
An unexpectedly nice case; in fact, a great case.


Comparison of this Corsair 700's case on the left with the standard Smith-Corona series-5-type case. It's very well made and a charming size. It's probably the best case a Skyriter/Zephyr variant was ever sold in.
Comparison of this Corsair 700's case on the left with the standard Smith-Corona series-5-type case. It's very well made and a charming size. It's probably the best case a Skyriter/Zephyr variant was ever sold in.

Another comparison of this Corsair 700's case on the right with the standard Smith-Corona series-5-type case.
Another comparison of this Corsair 700's case on the right with the standard Smith-Corona series-5-type case.

Because this case is so thin there is no obvious top or bottom; hence this unique safety warning.
Because this case is so thin there is no obvious top or bottom; hence this unique safety warning.

Comparison of the Corsair 700 case with the standard Corsair clip-on lid type case.
Comparison of the Corsair 700 case with the standard Corsair clip-on lid type case.

Comparison of the Corsair 700 case with the standard Corsair clip-on lid type case.
Comparison of the Corsair 700 case with the standard Corsair clip-on lid type case.

Comparison of the Corsair 700 case with the standard Corsair clip-on lid type case.
Comparison of the Corsair 700 case with the standard Corsair clip-on lid type case.

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