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Cougar Six-Y, Cougar Six-Y, Do You Copy?

This is the third one of these I've found so far for around $6. Well, alrighty then, gives me a reason to print out the SCM 6Y Adjustment Manual and fix some stuff..

This is the third one of these I’ve found so far for around $6. Well, alrighty then, gives me a reason to print out the SCM 6Y Adjustment Manual and fix some stuff..

On the Bench, 1970's SCM Cougar: 6Y827279

On the Bench, 1970’s SCM Cougar: 6Y827279

I missed out on a Galaxy this week, having been alerted to it’s presence on half price day via Type Snap and the Typospherian Bat-Signal. $10 would have been a nice price to pay for a Galaxy, but I was too broke for even that and passed on it. Today, money came in, so I treated myself to a trip to South Goodwill, close to the bank.

Evidence of rainwater pooling in the lid, and water stains on the other side, but no apparent water damage or rust on the machine itself.

Evidence of rainwater pooling in the lid, and water stains on the other side, but no apparent water damage or rust on the machine itself.

Filty, filty and sun-faded on the bottom shell. We'll see what a good scrub does, but I may be looking at a re-paint if the bottom shell still looks discolored.

Filthy, filthy and sun-faded on the bottom shell. We’ll see what a good scrub does, but I may be looking at a re-paint if the bottom shell still looks discolored.

Immediate score in the typewriter aisle, as you can see, another 6Y series Smith-Corona ultraportable. I always seem to sell them off or give ’em away when I get ’em fixed up, but another one always seems to come along at that magic $6 price when I get to feeling like I might be missing having one.

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The linespace selector was flopping around and not staying set, but that just turned out to be a loose screw..

The linespace selector was flopping around and not staying set, but that just turned out to be a loose screw..

Bell didn't din, the little tab that triggers the bellhammer wasn't sticking out far enough. A little bendy work did the trick...

Bell didn’t ding, the little tab that triggers the bellhammer wasn’t sticking out far enough. A little bendy work did the trick…

Feed rollers look good, no flat spots. Just need to give 'em a little rejuvination..

Feed rollers look good, no flat spots. Just need to give ’em a little rejuvination..

Platen's good, but also needs a bit of rejuv..

Platen’s good, but also needs a bit of rejuv..

Pro Tip: Keep all those little screws and parts in a closed ziplock. Don't risk losing those tiny things..

Pro Tip: Keep all those little screws and parts in a closed ziplock. Don’t risk losing those tiny things..

Oh, for Typewriter Hunters looking for the mentioned 6Y SCM Adjustment Manual, check here for the Smith Corona 6YC Typewriter Repair Bible. (:

Updated: December 5, 2017 — 9:11 pm

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  1. Seems the typewriter gods are still at work in your local thrift shops. Hopefully they’ll visit here. Only spot wedges generally, but yesterday I spied an over priced Sears/SCM Galaxie Electric.

    Good luck on the repairs.

  2. For $6, how can you go wrong?

    I bought a Corsair for $5 a few years ago. It was inoperable so I took it completely apart. Its springs and many other pieces have helped revive many typewriters since then.

    1. Oooh, have you got a spare back rubber foot to sell? :D

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