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1978 Sears Corrector Serial # C81162801 1978 Sears Corrector typewriter, Serial # C81162801 James Grooms's 1978 Sears Corrector typewriter. 2024-04-07 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1978 Sears Corrector Serial # C81162801 This thing is a beast and very Darth Vader esque. Star Wars released in 1977 and this came out in 1978. Coincidence or by design?

You want a paper injector? I got ya. A Brother JP10 under the hood. When shifted it let out a banshee whining noise. The segment return spring was hitting the fan. A simple fix and another "why it was parked" theory because this thing is clean clean clean. It took all of 10 minutes to wind a standard ribbon into the funky cassette thing and off we go.....

From 1978-1984ish this was top of the line for Brother and Sears. It'd set you back $300 plus. Then the bottom fell completely out for typebars.

1978 Sears Corrector #C81162801

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 04-05-2024 at 08:35PM
Last Edit: 04-07-2024 at 07:21AM


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This thing is a beast and very Darth Vader esque. Star Wars released in 1977 and this came out in 1978. Coincidence or by design?

You want a paper injector? I got ya. A Brother JP10 under the hood. When shifted it let out a banshee whining noise. The segment return spring was hitting the fan. A simple fix and another "why it was parked" theory because this thing is clean clean clean. It took all of 10 minutes to wind a standard ribbon into the funky cassette thing and off we go.....

From 1978-1984ish this was top of the line for Brother and Sears. It'd set you back $300 plus. Then the bottom fell completely out for typebars.

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As with many, the bug is back there somewhere due to an Underwood No. 5. My grandfather was on a small town school board and used one for this. My parents had a yellow Royal Safari that I used to index card everything, including a beer can collection. Collection syndrome clue! The long dormant tic was activated when my neighbors left a Remington Quiet Riter on the curb when they moved in circa 2010, Yes a believe it or not story is next, when a Hermes 3000 comes home with the girlfriend from work for free. Yes, free! From there the addiction is full steam. And yes, I now have a No. 5. Typewriters are the perfect blend of using one's technical skills, history and functional purpose.



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