You always come across the coolest typewriters!
I'm always looking. :)
Yes, "Mariano Azuela" wrote "They who are down" (I can't translate its Spanish title very well). Yes, the Mexican Revolution existed (1910-1921) although it was useless because the situation in general wasn't totally modified but rather some aspects. Yes, this is the why there's no a worldwide famous Mexican writer yet: The story of that machine is sad indeed. Unfortunately, those situations are very common in my country, Mexico. Remember, I bought my 70's Olivetti Lettera 31 in the year 2011 at just $50 MXN because the seller at that sad, depressing thrift store thought it was out of service. Remember that I bought a mistreated 80's Olympia SG 3, and this model is the mainstream standard at all Mexican offices; normally, officers and their typists are bitter-hearted and usually abuse and mistreat the office equipment attempting to get even. :(Your Smith-Corona is a true treasure. Even the lastest models are almost impossible to get in my country...xD