1964 Sears Citation #6AS-127810
Status: My Collection
Hunter: Brad Sarno (bradsarno)
Created: 11-30-2014 at 03:09PM
Last Edit: 01-10-2019 at 09:57PM
This Smith Corona portable from the 60s was sold and branded as a Sears Citation. It's a very nice machine. Smith Corona really nailed their design in the 40's and '50s. While this may not be quite of the quality found in the earlier models, it's still essentially the same machine design and it types great, works great, feels great to use, is very solid and reliable. No complaints. Smith Corona designed a really great machine.
I guess I do have one complaint, and it's common to nearly all of the Smith Corona portables, and that is that the platens got very hard over time and the sound, the tone of the typing action is a bit crisp and snappy sounding. A fresh platen would be nice on one of these, but it would be hard to justify the expense.
This one has a pica typeface.
Hunter: Brad Sarno (bradsarno)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I've spent my life as a mechanical and electronics tinkerer, bikes, cars, lawnmowers, appliances, cameras, audio gear, guitars, amplifiers, and pedal steel guitars. I was trained as a typist for 2 years back in the late 70's on IBM Selectric II's. At home I recall my mother having an Olympia SM3. More recently we got our daughter a typewriter for Christmas, and that somehow sparked my own personal interest in these fine and interesting machines. Now it's a habit that just won't quit. Daily searches on Craigslist, frequent trips to antique stores & malls, garage sales, etc. It's a fun and healthy addiction.
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