1975 Sears Electric 1 #219783
Created: 01-31-2014 at 11:29PM
Last Edit: 01-10-2019 at 09:44PM
Maybe a little expensive at Goodwill for $13 but this machine is in excellent condition and was marked down from $24. The platen is so soft the letters punch through quite a bit! I do not see a copy selector anywhere which is too bad because I think I may be killing my ribbon with this machine. It performs very well though. It does not seem like a Smith Corona to me, like many Sears machines are. I suspect Brother but I do not know. It was made in Japan.
The action is very nice, and typing on this machine would be a joy were the keyboard not so high! It is pretty much on top of the machine. Not a great design.
And this machine has now been passed along to a young collector who I hope finds it exciting. I like buying these later electric cheap, and then handling them and using them to broaden my knowledge then let them go.
Hunter: Mark Petersen (totallyyourtype)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am an aspiring novelist and avid typewriter enthusiast from the New River Valley in Virginia. I am a proud Virginia Tech graduate with an education in creative writing. I use typewriters for all my writing and am working on a novel. I also do street poetry. I often can be found writing on one of my machines in downtown Blacksburg and enjoying a drink.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can mail me at Mark Petersen / PO Box 6683 / Christiansburg, VA 24068-6683
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