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1972 Smith Corona Super G Serial # 7YP110596 1972 Smith Corona Super G typewriter, Serial # 7YP110596 Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters's 1972 Smith Corona Super G typewriter. 2019-04-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters: 1972 Smith Corona Super G Serial # 7YP110596 This Smith-Corona Super-G (Ghia) passed through my hands on a refurbishing job that I was given. The typewriter is aesthetically in very nice condition, but mechanically it required work when it came to me. Upon closer inspection, and with my lack on the Super-G as it was my first time encountering one, I discovered it is fairly identical to the Corsair, which would've been it's predecessor. It's "Space-Age" design makes me believe that Smith-Corona designed in response to Olivetti's Valentine model that came out around roughly the same time. Commencing repair, the first issue to tackle was the dysfunctional escapement that would not engage at all. The carriage slid freely, with the occasional catch, but far from a correct demeanor. After inspection, I discovered the cheap materials used to create the carriage mechanism had warped over time, probably from forceful operation of the Power-Spacer which was equally faulty. It took quite a bit of tweaking and adjusting with the pliers to get the typewriter working just right. Cursing under my breath, I finally managed to get the escapement as well as the power-space working in the fashion that it should. Mounting the typewriter back into it's body was another ordeal with the screws being located in the most impossible places. In conclusion, design-wise, I very much like the Super-G and I appreciate the twist they gave to it's design. Sadly, I must conclude that they did not implement the same amount of effort into the design of it's mechanism, where it's shortcomings lie.

~ Dirk

1972 Smith Corona Super G #7YP110596

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters (venneburgtypewriters)
Created: 04-16-2019 at 01:43PM
Last Edit: 04-16-2019 at 01:43PM


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This Smith-Corona Super-G (Ghia) passed through my hands on a refurbishing job that I was given. The typewriter is aesthetically in very nice condition, but mechanically it required work when it came to me. Upon closer inspection, and with my lack on the Super-G as it was my first time encountering one, I discovered it is fairly identical to the Corsair, which would've been it's predecessor. It's "Space-Age" design makes me believe that Smith-Corona designed in response to Olivetti's Valentine model that came out around roughly the same time. Commencing repair, the first issue to tackle was the dysfunctional escapement that would not engage at all. The carriage slid freely, with the occasional catch, but far from a correct demeanor. After inspection, I discovered the cheap materials used to create the carriage mechanism had warped over time, probably from forceful operation of the Power-Spacer which was equally faulty. It took quite a bit of tweaking and adjusting with the pliers to get the typewriter working just right. Cursing under my breath, I finally managed to get the escapement as well as the power-space working in the fashion that it should. Mounting the typewriter back into it's body was another ordeal with the screws being located in the most impossible places. In conclusion, design-wise, I very much like the Super-G and I appreciate the twist they gave to it's design. Sadly, I must conclude that they did not implement the same amount of effort into the design of it's mechanism, where it's shortcomings lie.

~ Dirk

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This gallery represents the machines owned by good friends Dirk Plante and Sean Doole, who reside in British Columbia, Canada. Together they have established Venneburg Typewriters, a partnership that to date has seen over 400 typewriters since 2009. Here you will find the machines that are currently still in possession or that have come and gone since December 2017.

***As of July 2020, this collection now also represents pieces from the collection of Troy Krahn!



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