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During the quiet summer of 2020, I longed to use a typewriter again. After some online research and browsing, two Brother machines landed on my doorstep. A 1971 Montgomery Ward's Signature 511D and a creamy 1985 Sears ultraportable both ignited a fire I haven't felt in a long time. I quickly found Ted Munk, the Facebook groups, and the rest of the typewriter online community, where I learned how to fix them and appreciate them. By summer's end I had collected 20 typewriters to cure my pandemic blues. Now I'm obsessed about the different styles, the mechanics & repair, and their important history. Typewriters are an endless source of fascination as a literary medium, for creativity, a tinker-fest for machine geeks, and they still contribute to the economy. I truly enjoy learning how to bring mid-century or later typewriters back to life, even the electric ones, while completely in awe of the unique antiques that folks brilliantly restore. It warms my heart that there are others, and here we are sharing the same passions about typewriters together.

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1949
Smith Corona
Clipper

Serial #5C148415

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1968
Smith Corona
Electra 220

Serial #6ELE-151065

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197x
Smith Corona
Electra 120

Serial #6ELL 2472031

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1973
Smith Corona
Coronet Super 12

Serial #6LEA-100975

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197x
Smith Corona
Electra CT

Serial #3LRPxxxxxx

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1947
Underwood
Universal

Serial #F1762255

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197x
Smith Corona
Galaxie Twelve

Serial #6MLC 427639

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1971
Montgomery Ward
Signature 511D

Serial #G1494821

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1941
Smith Corona
Sterling

Serial #3A 92593

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1975
IBM
Correcting Selectric II

Serial #26 1538766

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