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1973 Smith Corona Galaxie Twelve Serial # 6MLC234195H 1973 Smith Corona Galaxie Twelve typewriter, Serial # 6MLC234195H Paul Seitz's 1973 Smith Corona Galaxie Twelve typewriter. 2019-07-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Paul Seitz: 1973 Smith Corona Galaxie Twelve Serial # 6MLC234195H I purchased this machine mainly for the wonderful "Artistic No. 75" type font. Cursive writing has mostly gone out of use. Having been taught cursive writing in elementary school, I liked the idea that this typewriter serves as proof that this manner of writing did once exist and was, in fact, still known in 1973. But, beyond all of that, this machine - a fairly earlyish Galaxie Twelve - was found in very good operating condition. No sticking typebars; tab set/clear all functioned solidly; even the ribbon still had some life.

1973 Smith Corona Galaxie Twelve #6MLC234195H

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-08-2019 at 01:14PM
Last Edit: 07-08-2019 at 01:30PM


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I purchased this machine mainly for the wonderful "Artistic No. 75" type font. Cursive writing has mostly gone out of use. Having been taught cursive writing in elementary school, I liked the idea that this typewriter serves as proof that this manner of writing did once exist and was, in fact, still known in 1973. But, beyond all of that, this machine - a fairly earlyish Galaxie Twelve - was found in very good operating condition. No sticking typebars; tab set/clear all functioned solidly; even the ribbon still had some life.

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These two plastic dispensers for correction tape were floating around inside the case along with the original owner's manual.
These two plastic dispensers for correction tape were floating around inside the case along with the original owner's manual.

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After too many rapid cross country moves, I realized suddenly that my c. 1964 Hermes 3000 was missing - lost or stolen at some point in a move. I'd bought that machine new from a shop as I entered high school, did all my homework on it, typed all my college research papers and my Master's thesis on it, but gradually used it less and less over the years. Still, the sudden realization that it was gone felt like a really significant loss, which puzzled me. Wondering why I was so moved by the loss of something I hadn't actually used in years, I began to get more and more interested in typewriters and the many layers of stories each seems to accumulate. I started to learn a little - just enough to have a chance to find some good machines that I can afford, as I gradually try to understand the (apparently, important) place of the typewriter in my soul.



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