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200X Smith Corona WordSmith 100 Serial # Y106I00965 200X Smith Corona WordSmith 100 typewriter, Serial # Y106I00965 Robert Walker's 200X Smith Corona WordSmith 100 typewriter. 2023-01-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Robert Walker: 200X Smith Corona WordSmith 100 Serial # Y106I00965 I bought this typewriter to expand the range of my collection to 100+ years. I was pleased to discover it's a really fun machine. The date is based on the original owner's manual that was included in the original packaging that was included in the purchase; the owner's manual has a copyright date of 2002, so I'm assuming the typewriter is that age or very close to it.

200X Smith Corona WordSmith 100 #Y106I00965

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Robert Walker (walker923)
Created: 01-24-2023 at 06:16AM
Last Edit: 01-24-2023 at 06:17AM


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I bought this typewriter to expand the range of my collection to 100+ years. I was pleased to discover it's a really fun machine. The date is based on the original owner's manual that was included in the original packaging that was included in the purchase; the owner's manual has a copyright date of 2002, so I'm assuming the typewriter is that age or very close to it.

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Built-in handle, internal cord storage and integrated platen cover, with an easy to remove keyboard cover. Pretty slick.
Built-in handle, internal cord storage and integrated platen cover, with an easy to remove keyboard cover. Pretty slick.

Prints using a Smith-Corona "K" style printwheel  and ribbon cartridge, with optional correction tape.
Prints using a Smith-Corona "K" style printwheel and ribbon cartridge, with optional correction tape.

Hunter: Robert Walker (walker923)

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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.



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