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196x Smith Corona Electra 12 Serial # 6L E104014 196x Smith Corona Electra 12 typewriter, Serial # 6L E104014 Em Barnes's 196x Smith Corona Electra 12 typewriter. 2024-06-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Em Barnes: 196x Smith Corona Electra 12 Serial # 6L E104014 Nikola Tesla. Purchased in 2023 at a thrift store in Radford, VA. Works well enough. Some discoloration on ribbon - needs cleaning. Keep/give away?

196x Smith Corona Electra 12 #6L E104014

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Em Barnes (yarn8934)
Created: 03-09-2024 at 06:11PM
Last Edit: 06-11-2024 at 06:59AM


Description:

Nikola Tesla. Purchased in 2023 at a thrift store in Radford, VA. Works well enough. Some discoloration on ribbon - needs cleaning. Keep/give away?

Typeface Specimen:

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Front view, paper support up.
Front view, paper support up.

Top view.
Top view.

Rear view.
Rear view.

Close-up.
Close-up.

Type test.
Type test.

Left ribbon spool.
Left ribbon spool.

Right ribbon spool.
Right ribbon spool.

Slugs.
Slugs.

Left side view.
Left side view.

Right side view.
Right side view.

Close-up of left keys, ribbon reverse, tab set, copy set.
Close-up of left keys, ribbon reverse, tab set, copy set.

Close-up of right keys, ribbon selector, tab clear, power button.
Close-up of right keys, ribbon selector, tab clear, power button.

Case.
Case.

Case handle, bent key.
Case handle, bent key.

Inside case.
Inside case.

Hunter: Em Barnes (yarn8934)

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Started collecting in March 2021 when an Olympia SM3 caught my eye at a thrift store. By May 2021, I was up to nine. By September 2021, my husband jumped in to the pool with both feet and our collection grew to 37. Phew. By October 2022 we had 64. In 2023 we began attending and hosting events where we can share our collection with the community and other collectors. We've sold or given away about 21. Good times.



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