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197x Smith Corona Electra CT Serial # 3LRPxxxxxx 197x Smith Corona Electra CT typewriter, Serial # 3LRPxxxxxx Mei Travis's 197x Smith Corona Electra CT typewriter. 2021-09-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 197x Smith Corona Electra CT Serial # 3LRPxxxxxx I received this from a Goodwill store in VA by mistake. They let me keep it and sent the correct Royal QDL that I ordered. So now I have a dirty electric typewriter that I can't bear to let go until it's cleaned up enough to show me what it's got. This summer we shall see....

UPDATE. This typewriter is beyond help unfortunately so it's now relegated to a parts machine.

197x Smith Corona Electra CT #3LRPxxxxxx

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Created: 05-18-2021 at 01:39PM
Last Edit: 09-12-2021 at 07:06AM


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I received this from a Goodwill store in VA by mistake. They let me keep it and sent the correct Royal QDL that I ordered. So now I have a dirty electric typewriter that I can't bear to let go until it's cleaned up enough to show me what it's got. This summer we shall see....

UPDATE. This typewriter is beyond help unfortunately so it's now relegated to a parts machine.

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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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