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196X Smith Corona Electra 12 Serial # 6L E124547 196X Smith Corona Electra 12 typewriter, Serial # 6L E124547 James Grooms's 196X Smith Corona Electra 12 typewriter. 2024-06-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 196X Smith Corona Electra 12 Serial # 6L E124547 You never know what you might find. This and a Coronet were saved from the dumpster. Both were heavily used in a pharmacy, thus the Elite Gothic 16 typeface, Needs some work or can get wrapped in some shiny skin from the parts bins.

First ads appear in 62 and this looks like it lines up with the end of the 5L E run, so it's safe to assume the lower number TWDB galleries are 62 models.

Do 200s use the six big feet?

196X Smith Corona Electra 12 #6L E124547

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 06-15-2024 at 01:25PM
Last Edit: 06-15-2024 at 01:56PM


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You never know what you might find. This and a Coronet were saved from the dumpster. Both were heavily used in a pharmacy, thus the Elite Gothic 16 typeface, Needs some work or can get wrapped in some shiny skin from the parts bins.

First ads appear in 62 and this looks like it lines up with the end of the 5L E run, so it's safe to assume the lower number TWDB galleries are 62 models.

Do 200s use the six big feet?

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