Working Vintage Mid 1970s Smith-Corona Galaxie Twelve Typewriter – New Ribbon, Case – Made in USA
Working vintage Smith-Corona Galaxie Twelve, manual portable typewriter in London (U.K.). According to the serial code, the machine was manufactured in the mid 1970s . Relatively not old compared to other typewriters, the machine works well! The keys are comfortable and soft and the key buttons are shaped with rounded edges and deep enough, which enables the typist to use less strength from the hands and therefore to speed up the process of typing. All the mechanisms apart from the Power-Space (it moves the carriage more speedily than a space bar, but it is not necessary in occasional typing) work very well and the bell provides an impressive ‘Ding’ sound. This stunningly designed typewriter is fitted with a new black ribbon and is ready for instant action. Also comes with the original case which has a comfortable handle.
Made in USA.
The overall condition is good. All of the keys work and the typewriter functions well. Minor signs of age and use are present. Please note the case does not shut tightly.
An American fiction writer Robert Olen Butler wrote his short-story collection, ‘A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain’ on a Smith-Corona Galaxie Twelve typewriter, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1993.
The sturdy and reliable Smith-Corona typewriter would be ideal for writers and journalists. It would also suit any typist with different typing abilities and typists with hand problems. This typewriter would be ideal for office use or as a gift.