A civilised blog typed on paper with typewriters and about typewriters.
I have several Smith-Corona electrics and enjoy them: Electra 220 with power return; a Coronet, and a Electric 10, a Sears knock-off. They were very inexpensive in the thrift stores; nobody seemed to want them.I like switching back and forth between manuals and electrics, although I do prefer the manuals. Something about the insistent humming & buzzing of the electrics eventually gets on my nerves.
I have an Smith-Corona Electra 110, an Electra 220, and an Executive Correct - all with the front strike type bars. I learned to type on an IBM Selectric, so I actually find the hum sort of comforting.I like the 110, because it is the manual carriage return still, on the electric typewriter. The carriage return on the Electra 220 actually startled me the first time I used it - it hits hard enough that the typewriter was sliding around on my desk. They are great fun to use and hard to pass up for the cost - although the last thrift store I was in wanted more for the SCM Electric than the manual Classic 12. They find a place in rotation - mostly if I am tired and know my typing would be inconsistent on the manuals.