1960s Smith-Corona Corsair Deluxe
Here's a nice Smith-Corona Corsair Deluxe which was made in Singapore (surprisingly) in the 1960s. This is the first Corsair Deluxe that I have even heard of being made in Singapore since most were either made in England or America. This typewriter is in good shape overall, however it has a few slight cosmetic flaws (see pictures). The typeface doesn't print exactly perfect, and looks kind of sloppy, however it's a look that some writers and modern typists demand. It is completely legible and definitely readable, however don't expect perfect alignment and perfectly clean letters like you can with some finer and higher end machines. Unfortunately this machine doesn't use universal ribbons since the spools are so small on this machine, however I can always re-thread the ribbon, or Corsair Deluxe ribbons can be purchased on eBay when the time comes. Another small quirk with this typewriter is that the right hand spool needs to be secured to the spool holder in order to rotate properly when typing. If it is too loose, it won't take in or give out any ribbon as you type. Other than that, this typewriter is a pretty good typer and can be used quite a lot. It's small size and light weight is fairly impressive.