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1959 Smith Corona Skyriter

Serial #3Y-53813

The earlier ones had a nifty clip-on metal cover; this is the clunkier luggage-style zippered case version.

The worst of the three I have purchased. The wonderful long-arm version went to my daughter for her café work, and the cleaner body went to my brother-in-law Mike T. (see his posts on this site), and this is sitting in the garage in the deeper part of my archive. The plastic logo which niftily shows through the cutout in the ribbon cover is mashed down and someday a project to restore.

Owned By: David Wing

Username: deedub
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 241
Galleries: 19
Collection: 17
Sightings: 2

Living in So. Calif. USA. Bought a mint SC flattop at an estate sale for $5 some years ago, and enjoyed the tactility of typing after using computers since 1968, the punch-card era. I gave it to my mother-in-law to exercise her arthritic fingers. After she passed away last year I found it among her things. I wanted something newer, so bought an Olympia SM3. I am not a collector, but seem to have acquired more than 30 machines since March 2016, and have passed several on to family and friends, and bartered with others.

1959 Smith Corona Skyriter Type Sample

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1959 Smith Corona Skyriter Photo Gallery

You can set the platen to the paper-length index when you load the sheet, and then you can track your progress when you get to the bottom of the page.

The earlier ones had a nifty clip-on metal cover; this is the clunkier luggage-style zippered case version.

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