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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne:
1955 Smith Corona 88

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1955 Smith Corona 88
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Status: My Collection
Created: 02-13-2016 at 11:59AM
Last Edit: 02-13-2016 at 12:10PM

Smith Corona Serial Numbers
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Smith Corona 88 Typewriter Galleries


I think Smith-Corona office typewriters are pretty good but this one is sluggish. It’ll be interesting to see how it responds to cleaning. The Model 88 designation refers to its 88 characters, although it was also available with 96 characters. Ah, the complications of “development”! Does anyone know where they crammed the extra four keys?

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Michael Hoehne
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While I find all of mankind's inventions interesting, I am most enchanted by the human-scale arts and devices, the ones that can be created (and repaired) in a home workshop or studio; the ones that can be understood by looking at them; the ones that do something useful or stir admiration. Typewriters work for me.

1955 Smith Corona 88 Photo Gallery

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