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I bought my first typewriter in 1974 (a used 1940s Royal) as a college freshman English major, and my first new typewriter a couple of years later (a 197X Smith-Corona 2200) as my career goal settled into journalism. We used typewriters in newspaper work until the early 1980s, when computers took over the world of journalism. My typewriters went away, and my career evolved into public relations and marketing communications. As I grew older, I developed a nostalgic longing for a typewriter to reconnect with my early years. It got partially quenched a few years ago when my older sister gave me custody of her 1967 Olympia SM-9, which she received as a high school graduation present from our parents in 1969. But eventually I wanted something to reflect my personal typewriter past, so I obtained a 1946 Royal Quiet DeLuxe and a Smith-Corona 2200. That start in collecting led me into many estate sales and the mysteries of eBay/ Facebook Marketplace, where other treasures awaited discovery.


198X
Smith Corona
Correction Electric III

Serial #8ELF 212332

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1947
Remington
Deluxe Model 5

Serial #B1472797

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1946
Royal
Quiet De Luxe

Serial #A-1190821

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1949
Smith Corona
Clipper

Serial #5C109694

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1918
Oliver
9

Serial #732489

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1967
Smith Corona
Corsair Deluxe

Serial #6YC 317312

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1981
Sears
The Communicator With Correction

Serial #13573356

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1958
Royal
FP

Serial #FPP6567208

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1909
L.C. Smith
2

Serial #85907

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1971
Olivetti
Studio 45

Serial #1722955

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