The Typewriter Database

To find out when your typewriter was made, start by choosing the brand from the select box below.

Select Brand:

Green Serial #'s • Black notes, no #'s • Grey no info.

LOG IN  |  FORGOT PASSWORD?  |  REGISTER TODAY
The Typewriter Database 1946 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 4A225530 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf: 1946 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 4A225530 The machine that started a collection.

I've had other typewriters - I learned to type on some unmemorable machine - but this was the first one to open my eyes to the inherent beauty in their design, the subtle differences in their performance, and the fascinating history behind their evolution.

I bought the Sterling on a whim, as a novelty meant to provide a little fun, after all, it had been years - too many - since I had last used a typewriter. However, with the first page spun around its platen, everything about how I viewed the typewriter changed. It was because of this Sterling that I now use a typewriter for the first drafts of everything I write.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf:
1946 Smith Corona Sterling

Typeface Specimen:


qr code

1946 Smith Corona Sterling
Serial #
4A225530

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-28-2014 at 12:14PM
Last Edit: 09-23-2017 at 09:31PM

Smith Corona Serial Numbers
Smith Corona Typewriter Galleries
Smith Corona Sterling Typewriter Galleries

Description:

The machine that started a collection.

I've had other typewriters - I learned to type on some unmemorable machine - but this was the first one to open my eyes to the inherent beauty in their design, the subtle differences in their performance, and the fascinating history behind their evolution.

I bought the Sterling on a whim, as a novelty meant to provide a little fun, after all, it had been years - too many - since I had last used a typewriter. However, with the first page spun around its platen, everything about how I viewed the typewriter changed. It was because of this Sterling that I now use a typewriter for the first drafts of everything I write.


 5 Hunters Like this gallery.


Uwe Wachtendorf
Username: Uwe

Typewriter collector based in Toronto who prefers mid-century models.


1946 Smith Corona Sterling Photo Gallery

Click a thumbnail to view slideshow