- Dec 10, 2014
Hello guys! I just purchased my very first typewriter! It is a Smith Corona, model Coronet Super 12, made in the 1970's. It is in excellent condition, and it looks like this one in the photo.
I was having a breeze typing one of my songs on it, even though I'm so young I never used one of these before. (I'm only 30)
But... all of a sudden, with no indication that the ink was getting low, it won't type anymore! There is no change in the mechanical functions. It still appears to work like it just did, just that no letters can be printed on the page.
I'm guessing the ink had instantly dried up? The ink roll does appear a little scraggly looking. How do I replace the ink or cartridge or whatever makes it work? Has anyone here used this model before or one similar to it? Can I still find replacement parts?
Thanks for any help!