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198X Smith Corona Coronamatic 2200 Serial # 8ELE414599G 198X Smith Corona Coronamatic 2200 typewriter, Serial # 8ELE414599G Robert Walker's 198X Smith Corona Coronamatic 2200 typewriter. 2022-07-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Robert Walker: 198X Smith Corona Coronamatic 2200 Serial # 8ELE414599G My Smith-Corona 2200 was purchased at an estate sale. It is similar to the Coronamatic 2200 that was the first new typewriter I ever bought, which I purchased in 1975 or 1976. I've listed the manufacture date as 198X, based on a similar-looking machine already in the database that claims the 1980s as its manufacture date. However, it might also be from the 1970s. I just don't know for sure. My original one was blue and white, though the brown and beige one that is in my collection is almost as nice.

198X Smith Corona Coronamatic 2200 #8ELE414599G

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Robert Walker (walker923)
Created: 06-29-2022 at 03:20PM
Last Edit: 07-21-2022 at 09:51AM


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My Smith-Corona 2200 was purchased at an estate sale. It is similar to the Coronamatic 2200 that was the first new typewriter I ever bought, which I purchased in 1975 or 1976. I've listed the manufacture date as 198X, based on a similar-looking machine already in the database that claims the 1980s as its manufacture date. However, it might also be from the 1970s. I just don't know for sure. My original one was blue and white, though the brown and beige one that is in my collection is almost as nice.

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Hunter: Robert Walker (walker923)

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I bought my first typewriter in 1974 (a used 1940s Royal) as a college freshman, and my first new typewriter a couple of years later (a 197X Smith-Corona 2200) as my career goal settled into journalism. We used typewriters in newspaper work until the early 1980s, when computers took over the world of communications. My typewriters went away, My career evolved into public relations and marketing communications, but a nostalgic longing for typewriters remained. It got quenched a bit a few years ago when my older sister gave me custody of her 1967 Olympia SM-9, which she received as a high school graduation present from our parents in 1969. But I wanted to reconnect with my personal typewriter past, so I eventually obtained a 1946 Royal Quiet DeLuxe and a Smith-Corona 2200. That led me into some estate sales and the world of eBay, where other treasures awaited discovery.



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