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1951 Smith Corona Silent

Serial #5S 254682

This is quite a good little machine. At least they tried to introduce some flourishes, such as the three graduated lines on the ribbon cover. Not a spectacular typewriter by any means, but far superior, to me, to Remington's Quiet-Riters and Letter-Riters of the period. (Why not Writers, by the way?) A good buy for CAN$25. In Toronto, where typewriter prices are through the roof, I often see the same machine selling for CAN$120-175. Oh, and this typewriter ain't so "silent," though perhaps it was in 1950.

Owned By: James Gifford

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
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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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