As a collector-of and tinkerer-with typewriters for some 40 years, I entirely agree. This stout and cosmetically excellent example of the Galaxie Twelve has been gone through carefully -- adjusted, cleaned, and lubricated where appropriate. It has a fresh ribbon loaded onto period-correct metal spools.It comes housed in a solid carrying case with its locking key, and include the original owner's manual. Here's a clip of the machine at work. Galaxie Twelve typewriter demo - YouTube. The Galaxie Twelve was designed as a full-sized portable for home use.
It's not one of those lightweights you'd want to carry to the local coffee shop. Once I pack this thing up with lots of padding, the box will weigh in the neighborhood of two dozen pounds.
The photos tell the story of this machine's cosmetics. The working condition of this typewriter is flawless. The machine performs reliably and correctly, right down to the bright end-of-line bell. It has the eponymous twelve-inch carriage, which accepts a sheet of paper in either portrait or landscape orientation. The platen surface is in excellent condition.
This machine produces type in the size called pica, 10 characters to the inch. Lines can be adjusted for single, double or triple-spacing. The keyboard experience for the typist is snappy and quick. The Galaxie features a full 44-key keyboard, including the number 1 and the exclamation point.
I urge you to spend some time examining the image of the typed specimen page. This machine's impression on the paper shows none of the irregular, "dancing" type that begins to appear when a typewriter has seen heavy use. The precise and even copy produced by this machine suggests an easy life over the years. This is about as good as copy gets from a typewriter made in 1973. If you look closely at the video clip, you can see that the letter "s" has a tiny bit of old ink still stuck in it, even after the cleaning I gave to the key basket.I went back in with one of my dental tools and now the letter is clean. The Galaxie Twelves were produced during what turned out to be the last decade for serious, high-quality manual typewriters. So this machine represents a technology that was at its evolutionary peak. By the 1970s the engineers at Smith-Corona had solved all the essential problems and were left to focus on minor enhancements that the salespeople might be able to tout. However, you won't need to replace the fresh one I've installed here for several hundred pages. Finally, if you've any questions about the condition, use or care of this typewriter, message me. The item "1973 Smith-Corona Galaxie Twelve typewriter withcase+new ribbon. Working perfectly" is in sale since Thursday, January 21, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Typewriters".
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