05 March 2012
This is the continuing story of the broken Skyriter.
The scan, shadowy for some reason, tells it all. The broken one has an Elite typeface and my other one has a Pica typeface. This is good news. First, it differentiates them while maintaining the "Skyriter" label. Secondly, I actually did want an Elite Skyriter as I felt my original Skyriter would be too large for a portable form filler outer and writing tool. A large typeface means one needs more space and the Skyriter is compact and best designed for compact work. One cannot return the carriage quickly and if one is writing on a small machine, one probably doesn't want to be swapping paper much.
Skyriters also have snap on cases which are compatible with those of the Corona Zephyr. These two have metal snap on cases (in contrast to the less useful zipper cases) as well.
I'm an elitist now. The Smith-Corona Corsair Deluxe I have coming is perhaps redundant, but interestingly, it will match my Smith-Corona Zephyr Deluxe physically but also have a different typeface.
Now, I need another Super 5 with a different typeface to make my collection more redundant!