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19XX Smith Corona Coronamatic Coronet XL Serial # EH 149292M 19XX Smith Corona Coronamatic Coronet XL typewriter, Serial # EH 149292M Richard Wood's 19XX Smith Corona Coronamatic Coronet XL typewriter. 2020-08-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Wood: 19XX Smith Corona Coronamatic Coronet XL Serial # EH 149292M Coronamatic Coronet XL

Made in the good ole' US of A.

A very nicely made machine, some really clever people designed and made this superb typewriter. A treat visually & and from an engineering point of view. I have a great deal of respect for the men and women who are clever enough to come up with such intricate and ingenious pieces of engineering.

Uses no mess slip in carbon cartridges

Top cover comes off with two metal underside clamps. A pleasure to service and work on.

However, this was the dirtiest machine inside I have ever worked on. Someone had thrown thick grease on every conceivable part which had collected all manner of whiteout crumbs, dirt etc. I stripped it right down and cleared it all out, even cleaning and re-newing the lubrication to the felts round the pulleys and the linear cam. After cleaning, the knocking sounds stopped. Runs beautifully smooth.

Whilst the carbon print is as good if not sharper than that produced by a laser computer, the alignment is fractionally wobbly so doesn't look as good as a computer. I altered the upper case alignment using the appropriate screws and wing nuts but its still not crisp to supplant a laser printed document and get away with it. Therefore I don't know when I might use this machine.
I prefer the Electra Automatic which uses cloth ribbon. Also the font size is very small.

Fun to use.

19XX Smith Corona Coronamatic Coronet XL #EH 149292M

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Richard Wood (Coronaboy)
Created: 02-24-2017 at 11:00AM
Last Edit: 08-22-2020 at 04:13PM


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Coronamatic Coronet XL

Made in the good ole' US of A.

A very nicely made machine, some really clever people designed and made this superb typewriter. A treat visually & and from an engineering point of view. I have a great deal of respect for the men and women who are clever enough to come up with such intricate and ingenious pieces of engineering.

Uses no mess slip in carbon cartridges

Top cover comes off with two metal underside clamps. A pleasure to service and work on.

However, this was the dirtiest machine inside I have ever worked on. Someone had thrown thick grease on every conceivable part which had collected all manner of whiteout crumbs, dirt etc. I stripped it right down and cleared it all out, even cleaning and re-newing the lubrication to the felts round the pulleys and the linear cam. After cleaning, the knocking sounds stopped. Runs beautifully smooth.

Whilst the carbon print is as good if not sharper than that produced by a laser computer, the alignment is fractionally wobbly so doesn't look as good as a computer. I altered the upper case alignment using the appropriate screws and wing nuts but its still not crisp to supplant a laser printed document and get away with it. Therefore I don't know when I might use this machine.
I prefer the Electra Automatic which uses cloth ribbon. Also the font size is very small.

Fun to use.

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Hunter: Richard Wood (Coronaboy)

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Typewriter collector, previous sewing machine collector.

Originally from the Garden of England, Kent. I have lived in Sheffield for over fifteen years.

As a young child, I always enjoyed taking things apart and seeing how they functioned.

I have been collecting a range of vintage typewriters for over two years.

Previously, I was interested in restoring sewing machines, then I acquired my mothers Olivetti Dora and looked under the hood and typed, I was hooked on typewriters and how they worked.

I learn something every day from passionate bloggers and typewriter enthusiasts.

Fan of Joe Van Cleave's typewriter video series.



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