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The Typewriter Database 1960 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 5A785676 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1960 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 5A785676 That Smith-Corona! Not content with making very good typewriters, they also sold them with what may be the best and is surely the most innovative case: a non-denting, piano-hinged, aluminum-framed fiberglass case with a strong anchorage for the typewriter, ... and then they made the anchorage removable, so you can use the case as a small suitcase. Check out the last pics below. In later years, somebody in the company abandoned this classy feature.

The keyboard view shows the most accurate color.

1960 Smith Corona Sterling #5A785676

Status: My Collection
Created: 05-30-2014 at 07:21PM
Last Edit: 09-23-2017 at 09:35PM


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That Smith-Corona! Not content with making very good typewriters, they also sold them with what may be the best and is surely the most innovative case: a non-denting, piano-hinged, aluminum-framed fiberglass case with a strong anchorage for the typewriter, ... and then they made the anchorage removable, so you can use the case as a small suitcase. Check out the last pics below. In later years, somebody in the company abandoned this classy feature.

The keyboard view shows the most accurate color.

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The typewriter anchorage is removable so you can use the case as a small "overnighter" suitcase.
The typewriter anchorage is removable so you can use the case as a small "overnighter" suitcase.

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