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1978 Smith Corona Courier CT Serial # 8YA361846 1978 Smith Corona Courier CT typewriter, Serial # 8YA361846 Dean Cummings's 1978 Smith Corona Courier CT typewriter. 2019-11-03 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Dean Cummings: 1978 Smith Corona Courier CT Serial # 8YA361846 This Smith-Corona Courier is a beige colored, plastic body portable manual typewriter. It has a plastic form fitting case that holds the machine snugly in place when transporting. It has a ribbon advance system where both spools are turned, click by click as opposed to other systems where one spool turns freely. This model is known for it's smooth carriage action, and based on my experience I would agree. This was the first typewriter I've ever purchased, and is a delight to type on.

1978 Smith Corona Courier CT #8YA361846

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-20-2019 at 02:08PM
Last Edit: 11-03-2019 at 01:38PM


Description:

This Smith-Corona Courier is a beige colored, plastic body portable manual typewriter. It has a plastic form fitting case that holds the machine snugly in place when transporting. It has a ribbon advance system where both spools are turned, click by click as opposed to other systems where one spool turns freely. This model is known for it's smooth carriage action, and based on my experience I would agree. This was the first typewriter I've ever purchased, and is a delight to type on.

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Manufactured at Kenrick Way, West Bromwich, England. Designed by David Oscar Chase, Phillip H. Stevens and Robert Metzner.
Manufactured at Kenrick Way, West Bromwich, England. Designed by David Oscar Chase, Phillip H. Stevens and Robert Metzner.

Smith Corona "Courier" Owner's Manual, including: Feature Diagram, Operating Features and Accessories and Maintenance sections.
Smith Corona "Courier" Owner's Manual, including: Feature Diagram, Operating Features and Accessories and Maintenance sections.

Smith Corona "Courier" with it's perfectly fitting clam shell case.
Smith Corona "Courier" with it's perfectly fitting clam shell case.

View from carriage return lever side
View from carriage return lever side

Right side view
Right side view


Original Warranty Card
Original Warranty Card

Replacement Ribbon Order Form - Unpacking Instructions
Replacement Ribbon Order Form - Unpacking Instructions

Label affixed to  the underside of the cover plate
Label affixed to the underside of the cover plate

Service Center Listing Card
Service Center Listing Card

Serial number plate is tucked away on this model.  Locating the exact number required a flashlight and some serious squinting!
Serial number plate is tucked away on this model. Locating the exact number required a flashlight and some serious squinting!

PAGE GAGE feature helps keep bottom margins uniform by measuring the distance remaining at the bottom of the type sheet. Using the gauge requires you to turn the platen until the number indicating the length of the paper shows on the gauge under SET. As you approach the end of the paper, the number under END indicates the number of inches remaining for the bottom margin.
PAGE GAGE feature helps keep bottom margins uniform by measuring the distance remaining at the bottom of the type sheet. Using the gauge requires you to turn the platen until the number indicating the length of the paper shows on the gauge under SET. As you approach the end of the paper, the number under END indicates the number of inches remaining for the bottom margin.

The END and SET indicators from the above mentioned caption.
The END and SET indicators from the above mentioned caption.

Line Spacing Control. Three settings: 1, 1.5 and 2. The zero is for the setting that allows for temporary line spacing changes.
Line Spacing Control. Three settings: 1, 1.5 and 2. The zero is for the setting that allows for temporary line spacing changes.

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