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198x Smith Corona 640 DLD Serial # 5FDF 1111869 198x Smith Corona 640 DLD typewriter, Serial # 5FDF 1111869 Crystal Bennett's 198x Smith Corona 640 DLD typewriter. 2017-03-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Crystal Bennett: 198x Smith Corona 640 DLD Serial # 5FDF 1111869 This Word Processing Typewriter is the first in my actual collection, but not my first typewriter. Long story short - I'd previously owned a manual and an electric years ago, but gave them away because I wasn't using them at the time. *stupid, stupid, stupid!*

This one came to me by way of a friend who works for a school district. They were throwing these away, *gasp!* and since I'd expressed my desire for another typewriter, she gave it to me. It works really well on the "Type" setting, but not as well on the "Line" setting, which types a full line of entered text all at once after the return key is pressed. Something happens when it goes back to the home position, and it will occasionally go back one extra space, making the text out of alignment on the left margin. I don't know why.

The Memory setting is even worse, in that you type all you want, it shows correctly on the digital screen, but when it prints out the page, it's mostly mumbo-jumbo, and very random combinations of letters and characters. I ended up giving it to my son to goof around with, but since it's still in the house, and still operational, I consider it part of my collection.

Though I'm not 100% certain, I believe it was made in about 1982.

198x Smith Corona 640 DLD #5FDF 1111869

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-15-2017 at 09:28AM
Last Edit: 03-15-2017 at 11:53AM


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This Word Processing Typewriter is the first in my actual collection, but not my first typewriter. Long story short - I'd previously owned a manual and an electric years ago, but gave them away because I wasn't using them at the time. *stupid, stupid, stupid!*

This one came to me by way of a friend who works for a school district. They were throwing these away, *gasp!* and since I'd expressed my desire for another typewriter, she gave it to me. It works really well on the "Type" setting, but not as well on the "Line" setting, which types a full line of entered text all at once after the return key is pressed. Something happens when it goes back to the home position, and it will occasionally go back one extra space, making the text out of alignment on the left margin. I don't know why.

The Memory setting is even worse, in that you type all you want, it shows correctly on the digital screen, but when it prints out the page, it's mostly mumbo-jumbo, and very random combinations of letters and characters. I ended up giving it to my son to goof around with, but since it's still in the house, and still operational, I consider it part of my collection.

Though I'm not 100% certain, I believe it was made in about 1982.

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I'm Crystal. I am a newspaper-published writer, Novelist-in-progress, blogger, former Behavior Specialist, and an Ordained Minister. I absolutely love typewriters, and am growing a small collection. I have raised five sons to adulthood, and yet, I can't keep potted plants alive more than a month. My husband and I spend way too much time together, but that's okay.



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