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10-1-2018 16:20:19  #1


Information Required for Smith-Corona Electronic Models

Does anyone own, or is otherwise very familiar with either of these two models?

Smith-Corona XD 4700 Spell Right Dictionary Memory Typewriter
Smith-Corona SD 650 Spell Right Dictionary Memory Typewriter


Also, does anyone own this particular daisy wheel that would have fit in the two aforementioned models (and probably a number of other Smith-Corona models)?

Script 10/12
No. 59543


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17-1-2018 14:57:49  #2


Re: Information Required for Smith-Corona Electronic Models

Thanks for your help via PM, skywatcher. I did some more digging and it turns out your memory is very good; some of these electronic models - I don't know which ones other than the sample below - were made in Indonesia.

​On a broader scope, we know that Smith-Corona electronic models were produced at one time in these countries: USA; Mexico, and Indonesia. It would be good to know the years associated with these locations.

​SCM's first word-processing electronic model was launched in 1985, and apparently the factory was relocated to Mexico in 1995, and then to Ohio, USA, in 2000. The company stopped producing electronic typewriters in 2005, so I wonder if the Indonesian-made models were from that time period? It's also possible that machines were made in multiple locations at the same time.



​An Indonesian-made Sterling:
https://i.imgur.com/hzy0xa6.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8ikDLJo.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/057wO4t.jpg
 


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17-1-2018 16:16:46  #3


Re: Information Required for Smith-Corona Electronic Models

I had a Smith-Corona SL500 that was made in Singapore.

 

17-1-2018 17:05:40  #4


Re: Information Required for Smith-Corona Electronic Models

Any idea what year it was made?

[Updated]
​Known production locations for Smith-Corona electronic models:
USA
Mexico
Indonesia
Singapore
 


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17-1-2018 19:10:22  #5


Re: Information Required for Smith-Corona Electronic Models

Uwe wrote:

"I had a Smith-Corona SL500 that was made in Singapore."

Any idea what year it was made?
... snip ...
 

Only that the manual was copyrighted 1989. The serial number was =12px2136662.

I also had at least two typebar/coronamatic models from the 1970s whose stickers said Singapore.p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Verdana}

 

17-1-2018 22:23:54  #6


Re: Information Required for Smith-Corona Electronic Models

M. Höhne wrote:

Uwe wrote:

"I had a Smith-Corona SL500 that was made in Singapore."

Any idea what year it was made?
... snip ...
 

Only that the manual was copyrighted 1989. The serial number was =12px2136662.

I also had at least two typebar/coronamatic models from the 1970s whose stickers said Singapore.p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Verdana}

Sorry, that serial number should be  2136662. Apparently this forum is pretty literal when using copy 'n' paste.

 

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