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198x Smith Corona Deville Cartridge I Serial # K3RC129485 198x Smith Corona Deville Cartridge I typewriter, Serial # K3RC129485 Andrew Nold's 198x Smith Corona Deville Cartridge I typewriter. 2022-11-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Andrew Nold: 198x Smith Corona Deville Cartridge I Serial # K3RC129485 This wonderful typewriter works like a charm, good key strokes, good return, and nice key feel. Punching out a letter feels fairly effortless. The spacebar has a pleasing travel, better than other Smith Corona models that I have used. It is obvious that this typewriter is built for economy. Inspection of the keys shows plastic roughness from manufacture, and the body construction is fully plastic. There is no removable lid to access the interior of the typewriter. The serial number was tucked between the carriage and main body.

This typewriter was found for 8 dollars while searching at a thrift store (goodwill) in Michigan.

198x Smith Corona Deville Cartridge I #K3RC129485

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Andrew Nold (EagleJuan)
Created: 11-19-2022 at 07:40AM
Last Edit: 11-19-2022 at 07:41AM


Description:

This wonderful typewriter works like a charm, good key strokes, good return, and nice key feel. Punching out a letter feels fairly effortless. The spacebar has a pleasing travel, better than other Smith Corona models that I have used. It is obvious that this typewriter is built for economy. Inspection of the keys shows plastic roughness from manufacture, and the body construction is fully plastic. There is no removable lid to access the interior of the typewriter. The serial number was tucked between the carriage and main body.

This typewriter was found for 8 dollars while searching at a thrift store (goodwill) in Michigan.

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Photos:

A front view of the typewriter. The back paper supports are joined and flip up or down in sync.
A front view of the typewriter. The back paper supports are joined and flip up or down in sync.

The on/off switch has a light to indicate status. This is the first typewriter light that I've ever seen!
The on/off switch has a light to indicate status. This is the first typewriter light that I've ever seen!

View of typewriter serial number. This is near/under platten on right side of typewriter.
View of typewriter serial number. This is near/under platten on right side of typewriter.

Details of back logo and sticker. Sticker reads: "Made for SCM Cooperation by it's subsidiary Smith Corona Private Limited Singapore"
Details of back logo and sticker. Sticker reads: "Made for SCM Cooperation by it's subsidiary Smith Corona Private Limited Singapore"

Detail of keys and half space bar.
Detail of keys and half space bar.

Left side details of springs under carriage.
Left side details of springs under carriage.

Right side under-carriage details.
Right side under-carriage details.

Typebars.
Typebars.

Patent label on the bottom of the unit.
Patent label on the bottom of the unit.

Hunter: Andrew Nold (EagleJuan)

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