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What to Consider When Buying a Smith Corona Typewriter

You get pangs of nostalgia when you see a Smith Corona typewriter just like the one you had decades ago, you grew up with computers but think this old-school machine is cool, or you just like its looks and want to display one in your home. Whatever your reason for seeking one, it's easy to find a Smith Corona typewriter for sale on eBay. Before you buy, here are some things to consider.

What do you plan to use the typewriter for?

When shopping for any item, you should consider how you will use it. This is especially true for typewriters. If you want the feel of a typewriter but want to work quickly, then you are probably looking for a Smith Corona electric typewriter. If you are hoping to pause and think, and you want that classic typewriter look, then you might prefer a manual typewriter.

How do you want the typewriter to look?

Typewriters are tools, but they can also be a fashion statement. Are you in need of something that will make a good addition to your decor? There are Smith Corona typewriters for sale in many different colors and styles. Smith Corona produced typewriters for more than 100 years.

You might want a statement piece like a Smith Corona Sterling typewriter. If you are looking for the classic Art Deco style associated with early typewriters, then you are probably looking for typewriters from the 1920s and '30s. You may want something sleek that echoes your style. If so, you may consider more recent typewriters. Look around your home and office and find a spot for your typewriter. Consider how you want that space to look when you have it there. A Corona typewriter can perk up your decor if you make the decision carefully.

You may want something more compact that you can tuck away when necessary. Smith Corona produced many compact and portable typewriters. These are ideal if you have limited space or want to travel with your typewriter. Knowing the design you want can aid your search for a typewriter.

Realize you are getting a vintage product

The Smith Corona typewriter that you purchase will probably be used. There may be some slight quirks, and it will need love and care. Writing with a typewriter can be a real joy, but it may take some adjustment if you are used to an electronic keyboard. Have patience with your new purchase and enjoy owning a piece of history.

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