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  1. Are the Smith-Corona typewriter fonts available to download?

    1. not that I know of. as there are not full character sets in these NOMDA books, it would be tough to make a font set.

  2. I have the ‘Classic Pica’ on a Coronet Electric portable, strangely enough. It’s not as techno-looking as the Hermes cubic style, but is quite attractive. Someone must’ve had to special order the thing.

  3. BTW I also have that ‘Sight Saver’ typestyle on an Electra 120 portable. Like the old S-C script, this one has a different ribbon/vibrator mechanism, because it can only use a single-color ribbon due to the height of the type.

    1. Yep, I have a ’53 Smith-Corona Silent-Super with a 6-pitch Pica typestyle (oddly, it’s not Sight Saver or the other 6-pitch sans-serif fonts listed here – it’s an elongated serif Pica), and it has a ribbon selector with only 2 positions: stencil and black.

  4. I am a boston sculptor using folding coronas between 1914-1922. I am wondering how i can find out which font
    these models use?

  5. Is there a way to get a high resolution scans of these samples? Im a type designer and interested in taking a jab at making some fonts based on these :)

    1. Possibly, I’m sure I still have my original scans, although finding them will be a chore (This post is 7 years old). how should I contact you if I find them?

      1. Do you have my email address from the form here?

      2. Thanks a lot by the way :) you can contact me through pathum[at]mooniak.com

      3. Hiya Munk!
        I would really be interested in these too — I work in graphic design for film and television and do a lot of period film work — recreating all the paperwork (especially typewritten) is one of my great loves — if you manage to find the original scans I’d be interested in them too! Of course any that I turn into fonts I’d be happy to share back to you and your community.

  6. Dear Reverend —> I’m intrigued by Hermes’ Techno Pica typeface. How did they ever decide which of the letters were lucky enough to receive serifs? So few have them that I figure there must be a reason. Do you have any idea?

    1. Nope. they dead, so I can’t ask :D

  7. This is absolutely delightful. I wish the text samples weren’t cut off, but I appreciate what’s here, anyway. I wonder if it’s possible to buy a serviceable Judicial Pica No. 87 anywhere, any more. I really like it.

  8. LaDonna Cruz Qualtieri

    Thank you for helping me “find my type.” I bought a Smith Corona Coronet Super 12, Coronamatic, sight unseen and I had mixed feelings after discovering the unusual typeface- Script (Artistic) No. 75. It is growing on me, though!

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