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Thu, Jun. 16th, 2011, 08:35 pm
slfcllednowhere: New typewriter!

I got a new typewriter a couple of weeks ago. He is a beautiful blue Smith-Corona portable. His name is Waldo.

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Tue, Jun. 29th, 2010, 05:07 am
caittails: (no subject)

Hey everyone!

I'm selling my antique typewriter on ebay.  It's unfortunate, because this is truly my baby, but I have nowhere to display it and it just takes up room in my closet, so I want to sell it to someone who will love it as much as I do.  It's really priced for collectors, but I'd be willing to give a price break to members of this community, since I'm fairly certain no one here will rip it apart for parts.  If you're interested, please check it out!

Mon, Jun. 14th, 2010, 12:30 pm
slfcllednowhere: OMGGGGGGGG

Make your typewriter a USB one!

Mon, Dec. 15th, 2008, 10:30 am
appledexterlini: Typewriter confusion

I have a typewriter

It looks like this:

(only a different color)

Obviously it's a Remington Monarch, but do y'all know what year and model? More importantly, what model of ribbon does it need?

Any help would be appreciated

Sat, Nov. 8th, 2008, 05:00 pm
slfcllednowhere: Help!

Hey guys, I was hoping y'all could help me with a problem I'm having with my Remington. For some reason, when I type a letter, the ribbon spool on the right isn't turning, so a) it's not dropping the ribbon back down and the ink is coming through really lightly and b) it's not advancing the paper over a space. Any ideas how to fix this? Thanks!

Tue, Jun. 3rd, 2008, 09:28 pm
dumplingvintage: Baby Blue Royal Quiet De Luxe


I bought this typewriter at Goodwill for twenty dollars a few months ago, it is a powder blue Royal Quiet De Luxe, I had to get it because of it's colour. It's in really nice condition; dings and all. I've been doing a little research and I've seen it priced from $200-$500 and I'm wondering if that is correct. I want to keep it, but I'm moving to a different country soon, which makes bringing it with me hard, and if I could get $500 for it, it'd help my move immensely.

So, I'm interested in anything anybody could tell me about this machine. Also, if I do try to sell it, do you have any tips? I'm thinking of calling around to different antique dealers in the yellow pages that say they buy.


p.s. The picture isn't mine, I've lost my camera!

Sun, Jun. 1st, 2008, 07:41 pm
heytherestephy: (no subject)

Hi Guys, I was just at this antique barn near our new house, and the man had a L.C. Smith Corona typewriter sitting on his shelf, I played with it and found out it WORKED, so we paid him $45.00 dollars, and went home to research our new typewriter.

It is the L.C. Smith Corona Typewriters Inc. Model 8-11, So far I have found out it's a secretarial model, and production started in 1926. 

I've got a few questions, are there any good L.C. Smith Corona books I could purchase about the history of ALL their typewriters, or ALL their secretarial typewriters, secondly... where can I locate the serial number?! I've looked all over it, on the inside on the bottom is a number/letter combo, but it's not as long as the one I found on the internet where the serial is at least 5 digits/letters longer! Also, it was distributed by a dealer from the looks of it, it has a dealers "signature" on the front of it, A&A Office  Machine Specialists and under that FRAnklin 4338, any ideas what this is?

Here is a photo!

Tue, Oct. 23rd, 2007, 08:00 pm
tardigrada: Valentine!

Hi all,

I'm selling my Olivetti Valentine :(

I have so many typewriters, but I haven't used this baby in literally years. I'm about to move house and I've decided to let it go on to another home, lighten my load and give me some extra cash.

It's going up on ebay this evening, but I am also open to independent offers. Anyone want it?

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Thu, Aug. 23rd, 2007, 12:32 am
heytherestephy: (no subject)

It's inevitable that I win this auction, my question is have you ever heard of this make of typewriter? and do you know if you can still get the ribbons for it? It was kind of spurr of the moment.

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