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197x Smith Corona Classic 12 Serial # 6LTV 637588W 197x Smith Corona Classic 12 typewriter, Serial # 6LTV 637588W Mei Travis's 197x Smith Corona Classic 12 typewriter. 2021-05-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 197x Smith Corona Classic 12 Serial # 6LTV 637588W I purchased this one on 3/21/2021 only for its ribbon cover to fit my 6-cpi Classic 12 in the same colorway that didn't come with one. Of course, there's nothing wrong with this fantastic typewriter, so eventually I'll clean it up and see if I can find just a cover by itself so I don't wind up with more typewriters. :-D

197x Smith Corona Classic 12 #6LTV 637588W

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Created: 05-18-2021 at 01:53PM
Last Edit: 05-18-2021 at 03:49PM


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I purchased this one on 3/21/2021 only for its ribbon cover to fit my 6-cpi Classic 12 in the same colorway that didn't come with one. Of course, there's nothing wrong with this fantastic typewriter, so eventually I'll clean it up and see if I can find just a cover by itself so I don't wind up with more typewriters. :-D

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Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)

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Out of the blue in the summer of 2020, I really wanted a typewriter again, so after some online research and browsing, two Brother machines landed on my doorstep. A pastel blue 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 2020 pandemic blues. Now I'm obsessed about all the different styles, every aspect of the mechanics, and their important history. Typewriters are an endless source of fascination as a literary medium, for creativity, a tinker-fest for machine geeks, and 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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