This typewriter came to me surprisingly well-preserved but with a problem of deal-breaking magnitude: The spacebar wasn't working. In 1939, an author named Ernest Vincent Wright wrote an entire novel, "Gatsby, " without the letter "e, " but to my knowledge, nobodyhaswrittenabookwithoutspacesbetweenwords. On examination, I discovered that the spacing mechanism was fine, but a body panel was pressing against the bar.
I extracted the typewriter from its bodywork, reshaped the front panel, and cleaned everything thoroughly before reassembling. Back together, this machine works (and looks) like new. Every function has been checked out, from line advance settings to margin stops and release, tab setting and clearing, carriage travel, caps & lowercase alignment, master trip, ribbon advance and reverse, the repeating keys and power spacing function, the back-spacer. This is a reliable writing tool, ready for quick notes or heavy novelistic lifting. I invite you to examine the specimen printed page -- this is what you need to see if you intend to use a typewriter.
The type pitch on the sample sheet is pica, 10 characters to the inch, the larger of the two most common type sizes. The Coronet has a control wheel beside the keyboard that adjusts the striking force of keys on the paper (in the old days you'd turn up the impact when making carbon copies).A second wheel, under the machine's front edge, adjusts the sensitivity of the keyboard's action. The Coronet has a full keyboard including the numeral 1 and the exclamation point; it has several repeating keys which continue to type when held down (the x, the dash, and the period). The space bar when held also becomes a repeating function, moving you across the written page -- particularly handy for filling out forms. I understand the importance of careful packing and will do my best to ensure that this machine reaches you safely. I welcome questions from buyers as they get comfortable with a new typewriter.
And I wish you all the best in your typewriter hunting. The item "Smith-Corona Coronet electric typewriter withcase+fresh ribbon.Working perfectly" is in sale since Sunday, June 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Typewriters". The seller is "spanghew" and is located in Edgartown, Massachusetts.
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