1984 Sears Correction #C43408271
Status: My Collection
Created: 11-18-2020 at 07:26PM
Last Edit: 12-12-2020 at 02:07PM
Once fixed and cleaned, this plain Sears w/ Correction has totally impressed me as a reliable bare-bones ultraportable typewriter. The creamy neutral with black and silver is clean and classic. Mostly I like the comfortably solid feel of the key action. This Goodwill treasure saw some user error in its lifetime. Someone didn't understand the carriage lock mechanism and mangled it by forcing the carriage and so the lever needed to be molded to clear the shifting. There were clues that it was dropped hard at some point, but happily all the issues and the slightly crooked typebars were easily reshaped by hand. Later on down the line I treated myself to one more of these sweet little typers and also its fraternal twin, the Brother Charger 11. I just love how compact they are and yet have everything needed for typing words on a page.
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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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