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1970 Smith Corona Electra 220 Serial # 6ELE-168350 1970 Smith Corona Electra 220 typewriter, Serial # 6ELE-168350 LaDonna Qualtieri's 1970 Smith Corona Electra 220 typewriter. 2023-12-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of LaDonna Qualtieri: 1970 Smith Corona Electra 220 Serial # 6ELE-168350 A goodwill online gamble. No case. It works and the belts look good, yet the platen it visible toughened up and the print shows it. A new ribbon, a backing sheet, and for safety, a replacement electrical cord would rend this a continuous useful life. Update: I had good luck on Goodwill online- got another working Electra 220 in Pica, which I shall keep. I put this one on Craigslist for “FREE,” got 5 inquiries in an hour. Gave this one away and sold a couple other machines that I didn’t have listed. My heart says get a typewriter into the hands of anyone who wants one. What machine will I give away next? I don’t know yet but it felt too good not to repeat!

1970 Smith Corona Electra 220 #6ELE-168350

Status: Sightings
Hunter: LaDonna Qualtieri (Sk8rcruz)
Created: 10-31-2023 at 05:37PM
Last Edit: 12-18-2023 at 06:58PM


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A goodwill online gamble. No case. It works and the belts look good, yet the platen it visible toughened up and the print shows it. A new ribbon, a backing sheet, and for safety, a replacement electrical cord would rend this a continuous useful life. Update: I had good luck on Goodwill online- got another working Electra 220 in Pica, which I shall keep. I put this one on Craigslist for “FREE,” got 5 inquiries in an hour. Gave this one away and sold a couple other machines that I didn’t have listed. My heart says get a typewriter into the hands of anyone who wants one. What machine will I give away next? I don’t know yet but it felt too good not to repeat!

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Hunter: LaDonna Qualtieri (Sk8rcruz)

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I have many pen pals and correspond via handwritten and typed letters. I have a (painful) sitting disability and type while standing- UPDATE! I can also type on an ultraportable I set up on my bed. Typing and collecting machines with different typefaces keeps me busy and happily distracted from the difficulties in life-fountain pens, too, and I can write legibly, in cursive, while laying down. Join me on Type Pals and register for the monthly postcard exchanges. The “Cat Mews” is a quarterly publication of the philatelic topical group Cats On Stamps Study Unit (COSSU), for which I am a column contributor. My cats are Wiffle Wizard and Urushi (Rushi) Blizzard, aka the Blizzard Sisters.



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