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1964 Smith Corona Classic 12 Serial # 6LTV145458 1964 Smith Corona Classic 12 typewriter, Serial # 6LTV145458 Jonathan Crowe's 1964 Smith Corona Classic 12 typewriter. 2022-11-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jonathan Crowe: 1964 Smith Corona Classic 12 Serial # 6LTV145458 Pica typeface. Made in Canada.

Bought at a thrift store in Renfrew, Ontario in October 2021. Solid and in incredibly good shape. The Z key was installed upside down, which was an easy fix. A good cleaning may be all that's left to do, honestly.

I have a hard time believing, per the TWDB, that this is a 1964 machine: that feels too early somehow (especially in re red vs. black Change-a-Type keys). On the other hand, the build quality of this machine relative to my 1975 Galaxie Twelve is profoundly better, so it was probably built earlier; the question is, by how much? (I'm aware of the issues with 1960s-and-later Smith-Corona serial numbers. I look forward to the day we get that sorted.)

1964 Smith Corona Classic 12 #6LTV145458

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Jonathan Crowe (mcwetboy)
Created: 10-21-2022 at 06:51AM
Last Edit: 11-20-2022 at 12:50PM


Description:

Pica typeface. Made in Canada.

Bought at a thrift store in Renfrew, Ontario in October 2021. Solid and in incredibly good shape. The Z key was installed upside down, which was an easy fix. A good cleaning may be all that's left to do, honestly.

I have a hard time believing, per the TWDB, that this is a 1964 machine: that feels too early somehow (especially in re red vs. black Change-a-Type keys). On the other hand, the build quality of this machine relative to my 1975 Galaxie Twelve is profoundly better, so it was probably built earlier; the question is, by how much? (I'm aware of the issues with 1960s-and-later Smith-Corona serial numbers. I look forward to the day we get that sorted.)

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Jonathan Crowe blogs about maps at The Map Room and writes about science fiction and fantasy; his work has been published by AE, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Strange Horizons and Tor.com. He lives in Shawville, Quebec.



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