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197X SCM Sterling Electric 12 Serial # SL23536 197X SCM Sterling Electric 12 typewriter, Serial # SL23536 Brian Brumfield's 197X SCM Sterling Electric 12 typewriter. 2014-02-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brian Brumfield: 197X SCM Sterling Electric 12 Serial # SL23536 An onerous collection of brittle plastics, flimsy typebars and other metal brackets, with dubious post-spaceshot 1970's styling ... The worst of two worlds colliding. Hideous.
This machine was purchased to make use of the extensive set of replaceable typeface slugs & key caps that we have.
No carriage roller release. No carriage lock.
It may just find it's way to a thrift store shelf in the near future.

197X SCM Sterling Electric 12 #SL23536

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-10-2014 at 01:59PM
Last Edit: 02-18-2014 at 06:56AM


Description:

An onerous collection of brittle plastics, flimsy typebars and other metal brackets, with dubious post-spaceshot 1970's styling ... The worst of two worlds colliding. Hideous.
This machine was purchased to make use of the extensive set of replaceable typeface slugs & key caps that we have.
No carriage roller release. No carriage lock.
It may just find it's way to a thrift store shelf in the near future.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:






The carriage had taken a hit. This end cap mounting tab and underlying metal brackets were broken or bent. Had to fabricate fixes.
The carriage had taken a hit. This end cap mounting tab and underlying metal brackets were broken or bent. Had to fabricate fixes.


Repaired carriage end cap mounting flange
Repaired carriage end cap mounting flange

The machine is secured to the bottom half of the case with these mounting points. This one had sheared off. Epoxy fix.
The machine is secured to the bottom half of the case with these mounting points. This one had sheared off. Epoxy fix.


Hunter: Brian Brumfield (bsbrum)

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I love machines, machining, creating things from nothing. Typewriters have struck a romantic chord in me, thanks to my oldest son, and I am working with him and the rest of our family to acquire, restore, repair many machines.
Our collection grows in fits and spurts - as the seasons change. We make a lot of acquisitions at estate sales, yard and garage sales, thrift stores, online, and through personal connections.
The machines that we don't want to keep in our own collection, we are selling through various outlets - Etsy, Square Market, and eventually on eBay - and unlike some sellers, we KNOW how to pack a machine for shipment! :-)
Brumfield & Sons Typewriters, at your service.



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