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197X Smith Corona Coronamatic Coronet XL Serial # G042649 197X Smith Corona Coronamatic Coronet XL typewriter, Serial # G042649 Michael Kitchen's 197X Smith Corona Coronamatic Coronet XL typewriter. 2017-10-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Kitchen: 197X Smith Corona Coronamatic Coronet XL Serial # G042649 Saturday, October 14, 2017

So, I became curious when I saw a photo of this on an estate sale listing near me. It didn't grab me, so I didn't rush out there on Friday. However, errands I needed to run on Saturday took me very near the location, so I decided to check it out. A $16 price tag, with a 50% discount due to the sale's final day, I plugged it in, and it turned on and worked. Add to that a near-full ream of Southworth Typing Paper, and I thought, 'What the hell?' I mean, what else are they going to do with it? Pitch it? Couldn't have that.

In researching it for this entry, it seems to have a bad reputation in the typewriting community. Because my office is configured in such a way that plugging in an electric is not feasible, it looks like it may become the machine for demonstration and play for the grandkids.

197X Smith Corona Coronamatic Coronet XL #G042649

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-14-2017 at 07:11PM
Last Edit: 10-15-2017 at 05:31PM


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Saturday, October 14, 2017

So, I became curious when I saw a photo of this on an estate sale listing near me. It didn't grab me, so I didn't rush out there on Friday. However, errands I needed to run on Saturday took me very near the location, so I decided to check it out. A $16 price tag, with a 50% discount due to the sale's final day, I plugged it in, and it turned on and worked. Add to that a near-full ream of Southworth Typing Paper, and I thought, 'What the hell?' I mean, what else are they going to do with it? Pitch it? Couldn't have that.

In researching it for this entry, it seems to have a bad reputation in the typewriting community. Because my office is configured in such a way that plugging in an electric is not feasible, it looks like it may become the machine for demonstration and play for the grandkids.

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