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197X Smith Corona Courier Serial # 3Y A338519 197X Smith Corona Courier typewriter, Serial # 3Y A338519 Andrew Nold's 197X Smith Corona Courier typewriter. 2022-09-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Andrew Nold: 197X Smith Corona Courier Serial # 3Y A338519 The Smith-Corona Courier manual portable typewriter is the easiest typewriter to transport out of any I've used. It's small size and plastic case make it quite light. The key strokes are fairly pleasing, and the spacebar works well. I am having trouble with the line spacing between lines- sometimes the return advances the platten 1 or 2 lines too far. Another downside of this model thus far is the spacing in-between the keys. It is common that I get my fingers stuck between the keys and the space bar- sometimes multiple times per page. It's somewhat unpleasant on those occasions, but other than that the typewriter performs well. One of my favorite typewriters due to its ease and convenience.

197X Smith Corona Courier #3Y A338519

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Andrew Nold (EagleJuan)
Created: 09-25-2022 at 10:45AM
Last Edit: 09-25-2022 at 10:46AM


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The Smith-Corona Courier manual portable typewriter is the easiest typewriter to transport out of any I've used. It's small size and plastic case make it quite light. The key strokes are fairly pleasing, and the spacebar works well. I am having trouble with the line spacing between lines- sometimes the return advances the platten 1 or 2 lines too far. Another downside of this model thus far is the spacing in-between the keys. It is common that I get my fingers stuck between the keys and the space bar- sometimes multiple times per page. It's somewhat unpleasant on those occasions, but other than that the typewriter performs well. One of my favorite typewriters due to its ease and convenience.

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The external case for this typewriter is quite utilitarian, and easy to cary around. The latches feel pretty secure, better than other typewriters I've had.
The external case for this typewriter is quite utilitarian, and easy to cary around. The latches feel pretty secure, better than other typewriters I've had.

View of type bars with front cover removed. The serial number (not visible in picture) is located to the right bottom of the escarpment, under the type bars
View of type bars with front cover removed. The serial number (not visible in picture) is located to the right bottom of the escarpment, under the type bars

The space bar boasts "Error Control." Although my spelling hasn't been fixed by this feature (haha), I do believe that it has been quite accurate with in-between word spacing.
The space bar boasts "Error Control." Although my spelling hasn't been fixed by this feature (haha), I do believe that it has been quite accurate with in-between word spacing.

Patent sticker on underside of top cover.
Patent sticker on underside of top cover.

The line spacing selector does not always work as well as I would like. I often have to manually scroll the platten to achieve correct line spacing.
The line spacing selector does not always work as well as I would like. I often have to manually scroll the platten to achieve correct line spacing.

Logo on back of carriage.
Logo on back of carriage.

View of back spring assembly.
View of back spring assembly.

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