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1983 Sears Correction Serial # K33112866 1983 Sears Correction typewriter, Serial # K33112866 Brian Hammack's 1983 Sears Correction typewriter. 2020-03-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brian Hammack: 1983 Sears Correction Serial # K33112866 Junkshop find, $10. Sears model 268.51200 "with correction". The purple paint job shown in the gallery images is my doing; having no snappy name I call this "Irresistable B*tch" after the Prince song and have a black/purple ribbon from FJA Products installed to complete the image. It's a known quirk of this model that the 'a' is dropped on the hammer; the uppercase is fine. Oddly, typing apostrophe-backspace-period to make an exclamation mark doesn't line up correctly but period-backspace-apostrophe does...

1983 Sears Correction #K33112866

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Brian Hammack (TheMushroom)
Created: 03-13-2020 at 01:55AM
Last Edit: 03-14-2020 at 08:13PM


Description:

Junkshop find, $10. Sears model 268.51200 "with correction". The purple paint job shown in the gallery images is my doing; having no snappy name I call this "Irresistable B*tch" after the Prince song and have a black/purple ribbon from FJA Products installed to complete the image. It's a known quirk of this model that the 'a' is dropped on the hammer; the uppercase is fine. Oddly, typing apostrophe-backspace-period to make an exclamation mark doesn't line up correctly but period-backspace-apostrophe does...

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After a paint job, with black/red ribbon. Sears shipped these with black/correction-white ribbons.
After a paint job, with black/red ribbon. Sears shipped these with black/correction-white ribbons.

Before paint job, with ribbon cover removed. I needed to replace the rubber gromets that hold the cover; my local hardware store had them.
Before paint job, with ribbon cover removed. I needed to replace the rubber gromets that hold the cover; my local hardware store had them.

Exploded view of the guts and body panels. Paper underneath to keep oil off my bedsheets.
Exploded view of the guts and body panels. Paper underneath to keep oil off my bedsheets.

Irresistable B*tch in its regular life, sporting a black/purple ribbon.
Irresistable B*tch in its regular life, sporting a black/purple ribbon.

The plastic case snapped on.
The plastic case snapped on.

FOR COMPARISON: I once owned a 1960s Brother 'Charger 11' and the Sears 'Correction' is just a rebadge of this model with cosmetic changes.
FOR COMPARISON: I once owned a 1960s Brother 'Charger 11' and the Sears 'Correction' is just a rebadge of this model with cosmetic changes.

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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