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197X Smith Corona Coronet Automatic 10 Serial # 6ESD 123853 197X Smith Corona Coronet Automatic 10 typewriter, Serial # 6ESD 123853 Jason Peachrick's 197X Smith Corona Coronet Automatic 10 typewriter. 2020-09-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jason Peachrick: 197X Smith Corona Coronet Automatic 10 Serial # 6ESD 123853 This typewriter belongs to my girlfriend, so technically it is not in my collection. We found it together at an antique shop in Healdsburg, CA. The seller only wanted $70 for it, so she paid promptly and out we went. Once we got it home, I plopped it onto my desk, plugged it in, and flipped the power switch: nothing. I could tell it was getting power as the motor was humming. The seller probably assumed that the motor was dead and therefore couldn’t test it (which would have revealed the Script type). I removed the bottom access panel and had a look at the motor. A small hat box key (not the key for the case) had become magnetized to the fan blade, preventing it from spinning freely. I plugged the machine back in, flipped the power on and it started up. Since I had already removed the bottom panel, I decided to take off the rest of the panels and gave the whole machine a thorough cleaning. I replaced its worn out black ribbon with a new blue one to compliment its paint, as well as replace the power cord with a modern polarized one. I can't seem to find any date information on this model, and there are no other Coronet Automatic 10s in the TWDB... yet!

197X Smith Corona Coronet Automatic 10 #6ESD 123853

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Jason Peachrick (jasonpeachrick)
Created: 09-10-2020 at 05:18PM
Last Edit: 09-10-2020 at 05:32PM


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This typewriter belongs to my girlfriend, so technically it is not in my collection. We found it together at an antique shop in Healdsburg, CA. The seller only wanted $70 for it, so she paid promptly and out we went. Once we got it home, I plopped it onto my desk, plugged it in, and flipped the power switch: nothing. I could tell it was getting power as the motor was humming. The seller probably assumed that the motor was dead and therefore couldn’t test it (which would have revealed the Script type). I removed the bottom access panel and had a look at the motor. A small hat box key (not the key for the case) had become magnetized to the fan blade, preventing it from spinning freely. I plugged the machine back in, flipped the power on and it started up. Since I had already removed the bottom panel, I decided to take off the rest of the panels and gave the whole machine a thorough cleaning. I replaced its worn out black ribbon with a new blue one to compliment its paint, as well as replace the power cord with a modern polarized one. I can't seem to find any date information on this model, and there are no other Coronet Automatic 10s in the TWDB... yet!

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Hunter: Jason Peachrick (jasonpeachrick)

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I'm from Sonoma County, California and collect primarily Smith-Coronas from the 1950s-onward. I have a small but growing collection of machines that I use on an almost daily basis for filling out documents, journaling, writing letters, etc.. I often search local thrift stores, antique stores, and online listings for typewriters.

I use the TWDB often to check/estimate the manufacturing dates for my machines, which I would like to share here in the gallery for all to see. This is a valuable resource for us collectors, and I feel the need, and desire, to contribute.



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