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19XX Smith Corona SX 660 Serial # 8ELG 1731715 19XX Smith Corona SX 660 typewriter, Serial # 8ELG 1731715 Saul Bryan's 19XX Smith Corona SX 660 typewriter. 2021-09-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Saul Bryan: 19XX Smith Corona SX 660 Serial # 8ELG 1731715 Bought from a local young lad who was selling off what was his grandmothers old typewriter so he could buy a bike. Apart from the sides of the outer shell being warped with age and needing to be taped down with Gaff-tape (my solution, there may be better ones), this worked well immediately. The case is mould injected plastic and was missing a handle, so I replaced that with a simple wooden one. The latches are also broken off but still work. This machine may have been sold in other markets under a different model name, not sure, but I have not been able to find it anywhere else. It types well, with a slightly wide typeface. It is my only electric machine, I find the hum of the engine somewhat distracting, and I keep looking for the carriage return lever! I do love the paper injector, page length indicator, and the HAL-like power light. I can also probably type the fasted on this machine than any other in my collection, as it is a very light touch so I am much more likely to use more fingers. I did try and take the case off the machine, but it isn't obvious to me how to do this exactly, and the design seems to discourage it. So, I have no idea if the belts or any other parts are worn or need maintenance. On this basis, I only really use it for small sessions, perhaps a page or two, as I am a little concerned it might break and I will not be able to fix it.

19XX Smith Corona SX 660 #8ELG 1731715

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Saul Bryan (Saulysw)
Created: 09-18-2021 at 03:39PM
Last Edit: 09-18-2021 at 09:56PM


Description:

Bought from a local young lad who was selling off what was his grandmothers old typewriter so he could buy a bike. Apart from the sides of the outer shell being warped with age and needing to be taped down with Gaff-tape (my solution, there may be better ones), this worked well immediately. The case is mould injected plastic and was missing a handle, so I replaced that with a simple wooden one. The latches are also broken off but still work. This machine may have been sold in other markets under a different model name, not sure, but I have not been able to find it anywhere else. It types well, with a slightly wide typeface. It is my only electric machine, I find the hum of the engine somewhat distracting, and I keep looking for the carriage return lever! I do love the paper injector, page length indicator, and the HAL-like power light. I can also probably type the fasted on this machine than any other in my collection, as it is a very light touch so I am much more likely to use more fingers. I did try and take the case off the machine, but it isn't obvious to me how to do this exactly, and the design seems to discourage it. So, I have no idea if the belts or any other parts are worn or need maintenance. On this basis, I only really use it for small sessions, perhaps a page or two, as I am a little concerned it might break and I will not be able to fix it.

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Uses standard ribbon. I have single color black here, but could take bi-color.
Uses standard ribbon. I have single color black here, but could take bi-color.

"Made in Singapore"
"Made in Singapore"

Replaced the handle (looks ugly as sin but works well), latches also damaged but can still function.
Replaced the handle (looks ugly as sin but works well), latches also damaged but can still function.

This photo is poor, sorry. Strange color and off angle. But it shows the cover off.
This photo is poor, sorry. Strange color and off angle. But it shows the cover off.



Taped down the plastic shell which stops it rubbing the underside of the carriage.
Taped down the plastic shell which stops it rubbing the underside of the carriage.


Sydney, Australian dealer sticker who has long gone no doubt. Also model and power light.
Sydney, Australian dealer sticker who has long gone no doubt. Also model and power light.


Taped down the plastic shell which stops it rubbing the underside of the carriage.
Taped down the plastic shell which stops it rubbing the underside of the carriage.



Hunter: Saul Bryan (Saulysw)

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I live in Sydney, Australia. I've been collecting typewriters since about October 2020.



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