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The Typewriter Database 1946 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 4A244116 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1946 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 4A244116 A lovely little machine that I won, shockingly on eBay for CAN$12. It's in excellent condition, and looks as it was hardly ever used. I love the handwriting font on the Floating Shift key. I dated this machine to 1946, yet some manufacturers still made carriage shift machines into the 1970s. Perhaps a patent prevented them from making their machines with basket shift. This typewriter ranks highly for typability among my machines, right up there with my Underwood-Olivetti Studio 44 and Royal Swinger. And it's proudly Made in Canada, stencilled right on the front, too (which is probably why it was cheap!).

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
1946 Smith Corona Sterling

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1946 Smith Corona Sterling
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4A244116

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-03-2016 at 05:34PM
Last Edit: 09-03-2016 at 05:36PM

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A lovely little machine that I won, shockingly on eBay for CAN$12. It's in excellent condition, and looks as it was hardly ever used. I love the handwriting font on the Floating Shift key. I dated this machine to 1946, yet some manufacturers still made carriage shift machines into the 1970s. Perhaps a patent prevented them from making their machines with basket shift. This typewriter ranks highly for typability among my machines, right up there with my Underwood-Olivetti Studio 44 and Royal Swinger. And it's proudly Made in Canada, stencilled right on the front, too (which is probably why it was cheap!).


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James Gifford
Username: giffer

I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.


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