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197x Smith Corona Electra 120 Serial # 6ELL 2472031 197x Smith Corona Electra 120 typewriter, Serial # 6ELL 2472031 Mei Travis's 197x Smith Corona Electra 120 typewriter. 2021-01-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 197x Smith Corona Electra 120 Serial # 6ELL 2472031 Surprise!

She's a lady on the paper but a freak under the hood!

Ok, y'all might want to sit down. I found this cursive typewriter for only $20! It just needed the usual cleaning, fresh ribbon, and the belts look good for now. Overall I might like this baby a little too much. Good job, Smith-Corona! The Electra 120 is a mighty fine machine indeed!

197x Smith Corona Electra 120 #6ELL 2472031

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Created: 01-06-2021 at 08:03PM
Last Edit: 01-06-2021 at 10:01PM


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Surprise!

She's a lady on the paper but a freak under the hood!

Ok, y'all might want to sit down. I found this cursive typewriter for only $20! It just needed the usual cleaning, fresh ribbon, and the belts look good for now. Overall I might like this baby a little too much. Good job, Smith-Corona! The Electra 120 is a mighty fine machine indeed!

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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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