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1961 Smith Corona Electric Portable

Serial #5TE237598

I'm pretty sure that case is empty....

From an antique store, in decent condition. This one has an odd label on the paper table---”Electric V”. Yes, it’s rather a high serial number among the ones in this database, but the fifth version?

This is my first one of these “first portable electrics” and I must say, it lives up to all the praise you guys have given it---smooth, strong, accurate, quiet, ....

Thanks. You made me not hesitate to pick it up.

Owned By: Michael Hoehne

Username: mhoehne
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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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.

1961 Smith Corona Electric Portable Type Sample


1961 Smith Corona Electric Portable Photo Gallery

First portable with an ON-OFF switch (upper right)

Now we need louvers to dissipate all the heat from that powerful electric motor!


That one item is blacked out because this particular typewriter does not have those "paper fingers", though I don't know whether the correction was done by the factory or the owner.

I'm pretty sure that case is empty....

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