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197x Smith Corona Electra 220 Serial # 6ELE 254128 197x Smith Corona Electra 220 typewriter, Serial # 6ELE 254128 Jonathan Sprung's 197x Smith Corona Electra 220 typewriter. 2023-11-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jonathan Sprung: 197x Smith Corona Electra 220 Serial # 6ELE 254128 I don't normally buy electrics. Just not my thing. But this one stood out as exactly the machine I grew up watching my father use sporadically when called upon for a resume, a letter to the editor, or an official cover letter to government agencies or businesses. It's a nice machine. The keys are light, and quick, even for very fast typing. It keeps up. The return sounds like a freight train shunting cars, but it's a sound of my childhood.

Update: As of November 2023 I donated this machine to a long-term care home nearby, where they were looking for one to write letters and creative projects.

197x Smith Corona Electra 220 #6ELE 254128

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Jonathan Sprung (Jonathan)
Created: 02-04-2023 at 06:10AM
Last Edit: 11-19-2023 at 06:23AM


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I don't normally buy electrics. Just not my thing. But this one stood out as exactly the machine I grew up watching my father use sporadically when called upon for a resume, a letter to the editor, or an official cover letter to government agencies or businesses. It's a nice machine. The keys are light, and quick, even for very fast typing. It keeps up. The return sounds like a freight train shunting cars, but it's a sound of my childhood.

Update: As of November 2023 I donated this machine to a long-term care home nearby, where they were looking for one to write letters and creative projects.

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Hunter: Jonathan Sprung (Jonathan)

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I have been collecting typewriters all my life, starting with a 1980's Brother Charger 11 (which I no longer have, but have replaced with an identical machine). I have well over 60 typewriters now, with a few rare portables. Some are interesting or odd, but most of mine are common machines.

My wife and I have made a deal, that I can keep buying typewriters if she can keep buying shoes. Fair enough! *shrugs*



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