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196X Smith Corona Profile Serial # 6Y696264W 196X Smith Corona Profile typewriter, Serial # 6Y696264W Mark Rice's 196X Smith Corona Profile typewriter. 2022-10-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rice: 196X Smith Corona Profile Serial # 6Y696264W Purchased from a woman in Madison Wisconsin for $20 who said it belonged to her grandparents, but had no sentimental value to her. This model looks very simalar to the Smith Corona Corsair from the late 1960's to early 1970's (see side-by-side pictures below with my blue Corsair Deluxe. I'm going with late 60's as the subsequent 1970's models started looking a bit different.

My Profile has the often missing ribbon/key cover and also has the small ribbon spools that I can put new ribbon on. Missing is the left carriage knob, but since it's nestled right under the carriage lever and hard to grasp, I hardly noticed it is missing. It types nicely, but the spacebar isn't working, so a type sample will have to wait until I fix that and put on a new ribbon.

196X Smith Corona Profile #6Y696264W

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Rice (TypewriterNoob)
Created: 10-15-2022 at 10:28AM
Last Edit: 10-15-2022 at 10:47AM


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Purchased from a woman in Madison Wisconsin for $20 who said it belonged to her grandparents, but had no sentimental value to her. This model looks very simalar to the Smith Corona Corsair from the late 1960's to early 1970's (see side-by-side pictures below with my blue Corsair Deluxe. I'm going with late 60's as the subsequent 1970's models started looking a bit different.

My Profile has the often missing ribbon/key cover and also has the small ribbon spools that I can put new ribbon on. Missing is the left carriage knob, but since it's nestled right under the carriage lever and hard to grasp, I hardly noticed it is missing. It types nicely, but the spacebar isn't working, so a type sample will have to wait until I fix that and put on a new ribbon.

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Hunter: Mark Rice (TypewriterNoob)

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I'm over 60 now, but bought my first typewriter (a 1920's Underwood) when I was a teenager for $5.00. Unfortunately, I sold it 15 years later for $5.00 because I thought it was a useless, outdated boat anchor. Fast forward 35 years and I bought a Smith Corona Tabulator at a garage sale for $5.00 to show my grandchildren what a manual typewriter is and how it works. A couple years later, I bought an Oliver No. 9 at an antique store for $54 because of its interesting design. Within a month, I had spent over $1,000 and bought 16 more typewriters from a 1905 Remington No. 6 upstrike to an electric Olivetti Praxis 48.

I'm pretty handy, so my plan is to clean and repair them. I'll keep some for my private collection and sell others to support my new typewriter addiction.



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