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197x Smith Corona Classic 12 Serial # 6LTV 649569W 197x Smith Corona Classic 12 typewriter, Serial # 6LTV 649569W Mei Travis's 197x Smith Corona Classic 12 typewriter. 2022-01-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 197x Smith Corona Classic 12 Serial # 6LTV 649569W It doesn't matter that this typewriter is a very 1970's brown and missing its ribbon cover, because it's not needed to marvel at its large 6 CPI typeface. I'll find a replacement cover eventually.

This is Smith-Corona's type style #29. The older catalogs listed it as "Bulletin Gothic" and the newer ones were called "Speech-Riter" and both appear identical.

Yay! April 2021, I acquired the same machine but in Pica for the ribbon cover, so now I have another perfectly functioning typewriter with no lid. :-D

Date code WV 34328 ?

197x Smith Corona Classic 12 #6LTV 649569W

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Created: 01-18-2021 at 02:49PM
Last Edit: 01-20-2022 at 02:40PM


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It doesn't matter that this typewriter is a very 1970's brown and missing its ribbon cover, because it's not needed to marvel at its large 6 CPI typeface. I'll find a replacement cover eventually.

This is Smith-Corona's type style #29. The older catalogs listed it as "Bulletin Gothic" and the newer ones were called "Speech-Riter" and both appear identical.

Yay! April 2021, I acquired the same machine but in Pica for the ribbon cover, so now I have another perfectly functioning typewriter with no lid. :-D

Date code WV 34328 ?

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Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)

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During the quiet summer of 2020, I longed to use a typewriter again. After some online research and browsing, two Brother machines landed on my doorstep. A 1971 Montgomery Ward's Signature 511D and a creamy 1985 Sears ultraportable both ignited a fire I haven't felt in a long time. I quickly found Ted Munk, the Facebook groups, and the rest of the typewriter online community, where I learned how to fix them and appreciate them. By summer's end I had collected 20 typewriters to cure my pandemic blues. Now I'm obsessed about the different styles, the mechanics & repair, and their important history. Typewriters are an endless source of fascination as a literary medium, for creativity, a tinker-fest for machine geeks, and they still contribute to the economy. I truly enjoy learning how to bring mid-century or later typewriters back to life, even the electric ones, while completely in awe of the unique antiques that folks brilliantly restore. It warms my heart that there are others, and here we are sharing the same passions about typewriters together.



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