1970s Electra 220 Blue

5.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)


FREE SHIPPING. 1970s Smith Corona Electra 220 blue finish. Suitable for heavy use. Please read the full description before purchasing. Serviced, cleaned, tested, new ribbon.

See it in action before you buy: https://youtu.be/_nKjV1oaAas

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IMPORTANT! Please read everything carefully. Click here to Read our full shipping and insurance claim policy prior to making a purchase.

Please be aware that a signature is required on all shipments. An optional 6-month warranty is available as an ADD-ON.

We professionally SERVICE our typewriters and do NOT replace parts, unless otherwise noted. We do NOT restore or refurbish.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL (unless you purchase a 6-month warranty)
However, every shipment is insured (please read shipping/insurance policy, link above). Please note that while we take great care in our packaging, there is always a risk in shipping a vintage item.

1970s Electra 220 by Smith Corona
Original hard-sided case
dimensions: 17″ x 12″ x 6″
serial number: 6ELE-241681

The Electra 220 series are electric typewriters with a power return. This also has a 12″ carriage which means it is long and suitable for larger paper widths. So easy to use, we often recommend this typewriter for kids or fast typists. Designed to be an office machine, it is a workhorse of a typewriter.
The exterior shows some minor scratches (please see images) but overall is still a beautiful machine. Operationally, it is a wonderful typewriter and can handle all your projects.

We recommend adding a non-slip typewriter pad to keep the typewriter from scooting across the table.

Serviced, cleaned, tested, new ribbon installed, demo & tutorial videos. Be sure to watch the demo video so you can see how it performs! There are no known issues. This uses a Universal Typewriter ribbon, 2-colors. A new black/red ribbon is installed for you. An extra ribbon can be added to your order (Option 2) and future replacement ribbons may be purchased here on Etsy or on our website at www.jotandtittletypewriters.com

🎥 typing demo video: https://youtu.be/_nKjV1oaAas

🎥 typewriter tutorial video (may not be the same machine but will be the same model):  https://youtu.be/OX5_yu26BKg

(REMEMBER: we professionally SERVICE our typewriters and do NOT replace parts, unless otherwise noted. We do NOT restore or refurbish.)

TIP: HOW TO USE A MARGIN RELEASE The typewriter will stop typing when you reach your right margin – or the carriage will no longer move forward (or both). This means you are at the end of the right margin. The bell alerts you that you are within a couple of characters of the margin which is when you should hit the return button. However, sometimes you are in the middle of a word or thought. Once the carriage stops and you can’t continue further, press the margin release button (M-R or MAR REL) and you will be able to finish your word.


  1. You are purchasing a VINTAGE item. There are inherent risks with vintage products.
  2. Free shipping via FedEx. Signature is required. We do NOT ship outside the mainland U.S.
  3. We professionally SERVICE our typewriters. This means we clean and perform minor repairs. We do NOT replace parts unless otherwise specified in the description. Our typewriters are not refurbished or restored. Please read this blog post that explains the difference.
  4. Knowing that there are inherent risks in vintage items, we offer a 6-month warranty as an add-on purchase. The warranty covers the cost of repairs and return shipping TO the customer. The customer covers shipping TO OUR SHOP. Please see the details of the warranty below.
  5. Shipping is hard on typewriters and sometimes things get shifted and jiggled around. Most of the time, any impact is minor. That being said, we are happy to help you troubleshoot any issues you might have. If there are any concerns, please contact Rob immediately at hello@jotandtittletypewriters.com.
  6. We provide a typing demo video for each of our typewriters so you can see how it works before you purchase. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT YOU WATCH THE DEMO VIDEO FIRST! (link above)
  7. Shipping typewriters is expensive and risky. Sometimes things get jostled around and most of the time it is minor and an easy fix. We insure all our packages to cover the full cost of the typewriter. If your typewriter is damaged, please read our shipping and insurance policy here for instructions.
  8. The customer assumes responsibility for return shipping – no matter the reason – unless a warranty has been purchased.
  9. When you receive your typewriter, we highly recommend you rewatch the demo video and watch the tutorial video BEFORE you attempt to use the typewriter. (see links above)


If you purchase the warranty option, we will cover any mechanical issues NOT mentioned in the listing or demo video and are a result of regular daily use for 6-months starting from the day our tracking information shows that the typewriter has arrived. We recommend taking out your typewriter immediately and testing it for any issues. This warranty covers performance issues such as broken draw band, stuck keys, space bar malfunction, etc. It does NOT cover damage done to the exterior (chipped paint) or damage from misuse or accidents, such as dropping, banging, improper use. Any attempts to adjust or repair the typewriter on your own VOIDS the warranty. We will always attempt to address issues over the phone or email first. After that, if the problem has not been resolved, we’ll send you a prepaid return label. If there are damages as a direct result of shipping, please notify us immediately and follow the instructions found in our Shipping and Insurance Claim Policy.

Jot & Tittle Vintage Typewriters will cover the cost of repairs and return shipping. The customer is responsible for the cost of getting the typewriter to us for repairs. Our shipping address is: Jot & Tittle Typewriters; 5 Paola Lane; Kimberling City, MO 65686

If the typewriter is unrepairable, we will refund the full amount of the typewriter (less the cost of the warranty or any add-ons purchased). Questions? Please send us a direct message at hello@jotandtittletypewriters.com.

Additional information

Weight 33 lbs
Dimensions 12.5 × 13 × 6 in

1 review for 1970s Electra 220 Blue

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rehan Ahmed (verified purchase)

    Came in great condition. Rob and Laura are quick to answer any questions or concerns I have about my typewriter.

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