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29-1-2019 15:22:07  #11


Re: Smith Corona Changeable Type

I have a '3 series' changeable type kit containing two square brackets ' [ ] '.  It has the late square white keytop, still in its original box and never fitted to a typewriter.  It is for sale very cheaply if anyone is interested.........  

 

29-1-2019 16:30:51  #12


Re: Smith Corona Changeable Type

I would think that the OP would jump on that offer, Tom. I don't think I have a Smith-Corona that uses those keys - I'm going to have to take a look now - otherwise I'd be interested myself. Maybe Michael would be interested too? 


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29-1-2019 17:56:34  #13


Re: Smith Corona Changeable Type

I'm covered with that combo, Tom, thanks.
Uwe, I often don't switch the keytops when I use alternate slugs for a short time, but just place the alternate keytop nearby as a reminder and type away. If you have a need for a pair of square brackets, you might use them like this. It's a little different if you are going to leave the alternates permanently on a particular typewriter.

 

30-1-2019 12:53:31  #14


Re: Smith Corona Changeable Type

That's pretty smart. It would be tempting fate - and aging plastic - to be continuously swapping those keytops. Although it would be fun to collect all of the different sets, in truth I'd have very little use for the majority of them. Looking over the order form I could only see having a practical need for two of them: #18 (Umlaut/Eszett) to replace the standard += key; and #25 (Section/Exclamation Mark) to replace the standard 1! key.


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