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197x Smith Corona Electra 220 Serial # 6ELE 223735 197x Smith Corona Electra 220 typewriter, Serial # 6ELE 223735 Brian Hammack's 197x Smith Corona Electra 220 typewriter. 2021-09-17 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brian Hammack: 197x Smith Corona Electra 220 Serial # 6ELE 223735 Nice electric found for $8 at a thriftshop. Works properly, the carriage return slams back quickly! Features Change-a-Type on two keys.

197x Smith Corona Electra 220 #6ELE 223735

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Brian Hammack (TheMushroom)
Created: 08-14-2020 at 08:14PM
Last Edit: 09-17-2021 at 01:10PM


Description:

Nice electric found for $8 at a thriftshop. Works properly, the carriage return slams back quickly! Features Change-a-Type on two keys.

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Looking down into the works. Metal ribbon spools and a black/black ribbon.
Looking down into the works. Metal ribbon spools and a black/black ribbon.

Typewriter in its case, ready for action.
Typewriter in its case, ready for action.

The serial. I had to guess 1970-or-so due to the keyboard colors sinec the 6ELE series isn't mentioned in the TWDB. Location is on the bottom where your right hand fingers were when you flipped the machine over.
The serial. I had to guess 1970-or-so due to the keyboard colors sinec the 6ELE series isn't mentioned in the TWDB. Location is on the bottom where your right hand fingers were when you flipped the machine over.

Typing a sample paragraph with a test of the genders, happy/sad faces, and square/rhombus characters. (The square doesn't work right on my CaT manual so this confirms it's the typehead that is making the top and right sides not strike solidly... the rhombus is always fine.)
Typing a sample paragraph with a test of the genders, happy/sad faces, and square/rhombus characters. (The square doesn't work right on my CaT manual so this confirms it's the typehead that is making the top and right sides not strike solidly... the rhombus is always fine.)

Hunter: Brian Hammack (TheMushroom)

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Got my first typewriter at age 4, a Tom Thumb. Got my first real typewriter at age 15, a Smith-Corona DeVille. Have been collecting typewriters since 2010 when I found a 1945 Smith-Corona Silent at an estate sale. Current count is around 12, half of them are in storage .



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