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1970 Smith Corona Electra 220 Serial # 6ELE-198579 1970 Smith Corona Electra 220 typewriter, Serial # 6ELE-198579 Mei Travis's 1970 Smith Corona Electra 220 typewriter. 2020-12-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 1970 Smith Corona Electra 220 Serial # 6ELE-198579 This quite possibly is my favorite typewriter of all time because it types so effortlessly, has all the bells-and-whistles and has the modern keyboard layout with the apostrophe at the right pinky. This is my standard Elite #66 model, a twin to my first 1968 Pica which does not have the 1.5 line-spacing like this newer Elite has. I've yet to fully service it, but so far, it doesn't really need much except a light cleaning of the white correction gunk and eraser poop down inside. If I see another one of these in Elite for sale online, it'll be mine too.

1970 Smith Corona Electra 220 #6ELE-198579

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Created: 12-09-2020 at 10:27AM
Last Edit: 12-14-2020 at 11:45AM


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This quite possibly is my favorite typewriter of all time because it types so effortlessly, has all the bells-and-whistles and has the modern keyboard layout with the apostrophe at the right pinky. This is my standard Elite #66 model, a twin to my first 1968 Pica which does not have the 1.5 line-spacing like this newer Elite has. I've yet to fully service it, but so far, it doesn't really need much except a light cleaning of the white correction gunk and eraser poop down inside. If I see another one of these in Elite for sale online, it'll be mine too.

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Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)

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During the quiet summer of 2020, I longed to use a typewriter again. After some online research and browsing, two Brother machines landed on my doorstep. A 1971 Montgomery Ward's Signature 511D and a creamy 1985 Sears ultraportable both ignited a fire I haven't felt in a long time. I quickly found Ted Munk, the Facebook groups, and the rest of the typewriter online community, where I learned how to fix them and appreciate them. By summer's end I had collected 20 typewriters to cure my pandemic blues. Now I'm obsessed about the different styles, the mechanics & repair, and their important history. Typewriters are an endless source of fascination as a literary medium, for creativity, a tinker-fest for machine geeks, and they still contribute to the economy. I truly enjoy learning how to bring mid-century or later typewriters back to life, even the electric ones, while completely in awe of the unique antiques that folks brilliantly restore. It warms my heart that there are others, and here we are sharing the same passions about typewriters together.



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