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198x Smith Corona Coronamatic 2500 Serial # 9ELB 328629G 198x Smith Corona Coronamatic 2500 typewriter, Serial # 9ELB 328629G Brent Wegher's 198x Smith Corona Coronamatic 2500 typewriter. 2023-11-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brent Wegher: 198x Smith Corona Coronamatic 2500 Serial # 9ELB 328629G Thrift shop find.
Working well as found.
Cleaned platen.
Elite 12 with US keys, the upper right key changed to "happy face/sad face"
Another sticker on bottom seems to be date code GA39947

January 2023 replaced the 'happy/sad face' replaceable key +/= as standard factory issue
The plus and equal symbols are more useful to me, as this machine is my main workhorse.
Some motor drive noise has been reduced with careful application of light oil, very quiet now.

Note that this machine has a nice paper injector. However, the alignment of a newly started page is sensitive to how the paper is placed into the carriage. Often the alignment must be manually adjusted after using the injector. It is still very convenient and slick.
Added photos of original 24 page owners manual for this model.

198x Smith Corona Coronamatic 2500 #9ELB 328629G

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Brent Wegher (bwegher)
Created: 12-06-2022 at 06:05PM
Last Edit: 11-02-2023 at 09:25PM


Description:

Thrift shop find.
Working well as found.
Cleaned platen.
Elite 12 with US keys, the upper right key changed to "happy face/sad face"
Another sticker on bottom seems to be date code GA39947

January 2023 replaced the 'happy/sad face' replaceable key +/= as standard factory issue
The plus and equal symbols are more useful to me, as this machine is my main workhorse.
Some motor drive noise has been reduced with careful application of light oil, very quiet now.

Note that this machine has a nice paper injector. However, the alignment of a newly started page is sensitive to how the paper is placed into the carriage. Often the alignment must be manually adjusted after using the injector. It is still very convenient and slick.
Added photos of original 24 page owners manual for this model.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

Front view of rotary controls
Front view of rotary controls




retail sticker on bottom
retail sticker on bottom
























Hunter: Brent Wegher (bwegher)

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Retired to the quiet of rural Nebraska to contemplate nature.
Typing down thoughts, prefer that to handwriting.



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