197X Smith Corona Electra CT #3LRP256507
Created: 03-30-2014 at 08:25AM
Last Edit: 10-15-2017 at 05:33PM
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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