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198x Smith Corona Coronamatic 2200 Serial # 8ELE 458998G 198x Smith Corona Coronamatic 2200 typewriter, Serial # 8ELE 458998G Michael Hoehne's 198x Smith Corona Coronamatic 2200 typewriter. 2021-08-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 198x Smith Corona Coronamatic 2200 Serial # 8ELE 458998G This is a Smith-Corona 2200, not to be confused with my earlier posting here of a Smith-Corona Coronamatic 2200---this 2200 has a paper injector, very unusual on portables. One of the gallery pics shows the gear teeth cut into the platen shaft to accommodate the injector.

Although this looks like a plastic-bodied typewriter, the body is actually cast aluminum. It does say Coronamatic 2200 on the back but not on the front like the other one. The Date Code is GV 43331.

This one was spattered with Wite-Out, which is ironic considering that a major feature of the Coronamatic system is the ability to switch in a correcting ribbon in about one second, way faster and better-looking than Liquid Paper, especially if you’re being careful.

198x Smith Corona Coronamatic 2200 #8ELE 458998G

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Michael Hoehne (mhoehne)
Created: 08-22-2021 at 07:56PM
Last Edit: 08-22-2021 at 07:57PM


Description:

This is a Smith-Corona 2200, not to be confused with my earlier posting here of a Smith-Corona Coronamatic 2200---this 2200 has a paper injector, very unusual on portables. One of the gallery pics shows the gear teeth cut into the platen shaft to accommodate the injector.

Although this looks like a plastic-bodied typewriter, the body is actually cast aluminum. It does say Coronamatic 2200 on the back but not on the front like the other one. The Date Code is GV 43331.

This one was spattered with Wite-Out, which is ironic considering that a major feature of the Coronamatic system is the ability to switch in a correcting ribbon in about one second, way faster and better-looking than Liquid Paper, especially if you’re being careful.

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This is the gear that engages the Paper Injector with the platen.
This is the gear that engages the Paper Injector with the platen.

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