1960s Smith-Corona Profile
Up for sale is a Smith-Corona Profile which was made sometime in the late 1960s in England. This typewriter is fully functional in all aspects, and is in great shape. Although it does have some cosmetic flaws (mainly discoloration, as can be seen in the photos), this typewriter has been cared for quite well. The platen and feed rollers are in great shape and should last a long time before needing any attention. This is the first "profile" model I've had, however it is essentially identical to the Corsair model.
This would not be my first recommendation for a workhorse to be used heavily for something like a novel, however this typewriter is great for the occasional writer or anyone interested in making the move to a manual typewriter, as this one is very easy to use and care for despite not using universal ribbons sold on this site. The owner's manual for this machine can be downloaded for free here:
If you're looking for a first-time portable that can be used frequently for smaller writing tasks, then this is an excellent choice. The light-weight and portable design is also an added bonus for those looking for an extremely portable typewriter to use on the go.