1985 Sears Correction #C53199487
Created: 06-08-2014 at 05:25PM
Last Edit: 01-09-2019 at 02:20PM
At first glance this looks like a Smith Corona Corsair, in that plastic lid with the two release buttons of the front. But as soon as you pick it up, you realize the weight. It turns out it's all metal, and pretty nicely made, too. Clattery sound, though.
The model name is â/with correctionâ although the usual sears ID number is given on the back: 268.52100. It is specifically made for those ribbons with the flakey white material where the red used to be. No other differences, though, so you can toss the correction ribbon and use a regular black-over-red ribbon.
It always bothers me that the ribbon selector shows the bottom ribbon color at the top of the selector lever. You, too, right?
Hunter: Michael Hoehne (mhoehne)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
While I find all of mankind's inventions interesting, I am most enchanted by the human-scale arts and devices, the ones that can be created (and repaired) in a home workshop or studio; the ones that can be understood by looking at them; the ones that do something useful or stir admiration. Typewriters work for me.
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