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197X Smith Corona Electra CT Serial # 3LRP256507 197X Smith Corona Electra CT typewriter, Serial # 3LRP256507 Richard Polt's 197X Smith Corona Electra CT typewriter. 2017-10-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt: 197X Smith Corona Electra CT Serial # 3LRP256507 Elements of the old Zephyr and Skyriter are discernable in this Singaporean compact clacker, with topnotes of '70s leisure suits.

It's actually a good and powerful smaller electric. A cord on the right pulls the carriage back when you hit Return; travel to the left is controlled by an old-fashioned mainspring just like on the Skyriter.

C/T means "correcting typewriter." It's designed to be used with a ribbon with a correction strip on the bottom. You can't switch into using the lower part of the ribbon constantly, but must hold down a lever to use the correction strip. The lever also prevents the carriage from advancing, so you don't have to backspace in order to type the correct character.

197X Smith Corona Electra CT #3LRP256507

Status: Sightings
Created: 03-30-2014 at 08:25AM
Last Edit: 10-15-2017 at 05:33PM


Description:

Elements of the old Zephyr and Skyriter are discernable in this Singaporean compact clacker, with topnotes of '70s leisure suits.

It's actually a good and powerful smaller electric. A cord on the right pulls the carriage back when you hit Return; travel to the left is controlled by an old-fashioned mainspring just like on the Skyriter.

C/T means "correcting typewriter." It's designed to be used with a ribbon with a correction strip on the bottom. You can't switch into using the lower part of the ribbon constantly, but must hold down a lever to use the correction strip. The lever also prevents the carriage from advancing, so you don't have to backspace in order to type the correct character.

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