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1949 Smith Corona Sterling

Serial #5A120778

This was my first manual typewriter. The case is a little wrinkled from water damage and the subsequent repairs, but the machine itself isn't in a bad shape. As evidenced by the typeface sample it is in desperate need of a new ribbon. A great $5 yard sale find.

UPDATE: (9/3/14) Digital archaeology reveals that I got this machine on July 6th 2013.

Owned By: Ian Brumfield

Username: T1peM0nkey
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 1126
Galleries: 82
Collection: 72
Sightings: 10

I've been hunting for typewriters since 2012, but I've loved them for long before that... about 2003. In the short amount of time in which I've started seriously collecting I've amassed a collection of over 65 machines (now specializing in Royals), one of which is parts. At the ripe old age of 20, to boot!

In November of 2013 I participated in National Novel Writing Month and hit a pretty decent 105,991 words; all written on manual machines. I think that this is a new record, but there isn't any official record keeping in the Typewriter Brigade.

I also run The Daily Clipper, which while admittedly abandoned for 2 years is back up and running, soon to bring you articles on all sorts of history. Scheming and planning a website on the same domain.

1949 Smith Corona Sterling Type Sample


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