196x Smith Corona Electra 220 #6ELO 133921
Status: My Collection
Created: 08-06-2018 at 02:38PM
Last Edit: 05-12-2019 at 07:28PM
This typewriter came from a thrift shop, and I paid $6.99 because it was "broken." It had a disconnected key and the carriage cover was misaligned so that the carriage made a grinding noise as it was moved back and forth. I figured out how to connect the key, re-aligned the cover and then I blew it out with about 35psi of compressed air. It works great. Will add a type specimen when I can.
Sold in August of 2018.
Hunter: Richard Bettes (GramsRoyal)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am a retired printer going back to letterpress and hot type days, and just recently have begun collecting. I have acquired four typewriters so far, ranging from the 30's to the 60's; two Royals and two Smith-Coronas (well, almost two--one is a Sears Tower Commander). I love working on small machinery, and have been known to do a bit of woodworking occasionally. Also play guitar and mandolin and have been spotted at picnics and barbecues playing in string bands (Americana). I think old cars are great as well.
I don't have a preference for a specific style or date of typewriter yet, but seem drawn to mid-century portables. I'd like to try a few desktops to complement my writing, but we'll see what the budget and my wife's sanity can tolerate.
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