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The Red Ryder Rides Again, and The Holiday Case, by Smith-Corona…

From this rather boring beige...

From this rather boring beige…

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To This. "The Red Ryder" 1979 IBM Correcting Selectric II

To This. “The Red Ryder” 1979 IBM Correcting Selectric II

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I didn't know that Smith-Corona had a special name for these tan, Samsonite-like typewriter cases, which I normally see 5TE Electrics in. Sometimes you find manual Super-5's in 'em, though, and this one at MTE still had it's key and instruction booklet attached.

I didn’t know that Smith-Corona had a special name for these tan, Samsonite-like typewriter cases, which I normally see 5TE Electrics in. Sometimes you find manual Super-5’s in ’em, though, and this one at MTE still had it’s key and instruction booklet attached.

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Updated: December 8, 2013 — 6:25 pm

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  1. Wow … I didn’t know you could remove the frame from the Holiday case. It’s really a good design.

    And that is one gonzo Selectric.

  2. Nice job with the Selectric.

  3. So this is what it looks like, I thought you posted a Selectric with invisible keys on the database.

  4. That looks good enough to put a bullet through

  5. Red Selectrics sell for more on ebay for some reason. I guess it’s because they didn’t make that many and red just makes a statement compared to the bland colors most were made in. I’ve been thinking about changing the colors on a couple I have to see if they would sell better.

    1. Probably would. Selectrics look a lot better with some other color than Beige on them, and you know how easy they are to strip for painting. It’s an easy spruce-up job that makes a world of difference in how saleable they are. (:

    2. May be the Hunter S. Thompson connection as well

      1. I do say I gained some respect for Johnny Depp’s acting chops for his performance as Hunter S. whilst one-armed toting around a Selectric II and a glass of Wild Turkey. That suckah is *heavy* and Johnny is not a large fellow.

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