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1971 Smith Corona Classic 12 Serial # 6LTV 337144 1971 Smith Corona Classic 12 typewriter, Serial # 6LTV 337144 Mei Travis's 1971 Smith Corona Classic 12 typewriter. 2021-01-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 1971 Smith Corona Classic 12 Serial # 6LTV 337144 Typewriters are a marvelous machines, and the ones with cursive script typefaces are irresistible. This one came from my first purchase from a real typewriter person, Jessica Winknowski. From now on, this is how I'm doing it. There's nothing like opening a box to find a sparkling clean typewriter ready to go. It's totally worth paying a little extra, especially since I know that I'm contributing to the economy of the vintage typewriter market.

1971 Smith Corona Classic 12 #6LTV 337144

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-15-2021 at 09:05PM
Last Edit: 01-15-2021 at 09:06PM


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Typewriters are a marvelous machines, and the ones with cursive script typefaces are irresistible. This one came from my first purchase from a real typewriter person, Jessica Winknowski. From now on, this is how I'm doing it. There's nothing like opening a box to find a sparkling clean typewriter ready to go. It's totally worth paying a little extra, especially since I know that I'm contributing to the economy of the vintage typewriter market.

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Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)

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Out of the blue in the summer of 2020, I really wanted a typewriter again, so after some online research and browsing, two Brother machines landed on my doorstep. A pastel blue 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 2020 pandemic blues. Now I'm obsessed about all the different styles, every aspect of the mechanics, and their important history. Typewriters are an endless source of fascination as a literary medium, for creativity, a tinker-fest for machine geeks, and 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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