Coincidentally, Joe Van Cleave just posted about his old friend, his Royal Mercury, which also put me in the mood to have one. And now there are Six Royal Mercuries in the TWDB. And here’s this one.
Month – January 2015
When I saw these pinned platens in the 1957 Smith-Corona Parts Manuals, they tickled a memory of Mark Adams discussing such pinned label-holder platens found in 1930’s Remington Portables. I did find one mention of such a Corona platen in Scott K.’s blog. For those interested in such contraptions, here’s a data point for you: […]
I took a trip to MTE today to drop off the books I had borrowed, and pick up a new batch. This time, among the piles I dug up 4 Parts Books from Smith Corona, of particular interest: All Carriage Shift Models (1953 & 1957) Includes: Corona Three, Corona Four, Junior, Zephyr and Skyriter All […]
Here’s a little taste of the L.C. Smith Adjustment Manual for “Floating Shift Machines Before the 5-Series” which I have also scanned in. This one is way thicker than the 5-Series Adjustment Manual, and is mostly text. According to the 5-Series manual, these two manuals are meant to be referred to together, with the “Floating […]
As always, click to embiggen (or better, download for full-resolution – the illustrations are amazing!). These are very high-res scans from the 1947 L.C. Smith & Corona “5-Series” Adjustment Manual. Yes, I scanned the whole thing, and yes I’ll be making a PDF. (: