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1935 Smith Corona Standard Serial # 1C14172 1935 Smith Corona Standard typewriter, Serial # 1C14172 Wayne Bouchard's 1935 Smith Corona Standard typewriter. 2024-05-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Wayne Bouchard: 1935 Smith Corona Standard Serial # 1C14172 A Smith-Corona Standard typewriter built in 1936. This particular typewriter was modified after the fact to convert it to a French-Canadian keyboard. I can tell this because the labels under the keys are a different color on the back side along with the fact that the C cedilla has been hand painted. Likely the type slugs were simple de-soldered and replaced rather than replacing type bars themselves because these all look the same. Add to this the fact that the acute and grave accent key is usually a "dead key", that is, one that doesn't trip the escapement. This one is not, although it could easily be made to be one if desired. It took some work to get this typewriter back in shape and the finish could still use some touch-up but that's easier said than done.

1935 Smith Corona Standard #1C14172

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Wayne Bouchard (azweb100)
Created: 05-21-2024 at 09:43PM
Last Edit: 05-21-2024 at 09:50PM


Description:

A Smith-Corona Standard typewriter built in 1936. This particular typewriter was modified after the fact to convert it to a French-Canadian keyboard. I can tell this because the labels under the keys are a different color on the back side along with the fact that the C cedilla has been hand painted. Likely the type slugs were simple de-soldered and replaced rather than replacing type bars themselves because these all look the same. Add to this the fact that the acute and grave accent key is usually a "dead key", that is, one that doesn't trip the escapement. This one is not, although it could easily be made to be one if desired. It took some work to get this typewriter back in shape and the finish could still use some touch-up but that's easier said than done.

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Note the initials of a former owner. These were also found on the case, These actually started to come off during cleaning but since they are a tangible part of the history, I chose to restore them.
Note the initials of a former owner. These were also found on the case, These actually started to come off during cleaning but since they are a tangible part of the history, I chose to restore them.




Pica No 1 typeface. 10 pitch, 6 LPI
Pica No 1 typeface. 10 pitch, 6 LPI


Note the square brackets. I have only ever seen these on French language keyboards.
Note the square brackets. I have only ever seen these on French language keyboards.




I notices this circle below the fabric in this case. I have no idea why it is there but suspect it may have been an error that was hidden by the fabric.
I notices this circle below the fabric in this case. I have no idea why it is there but suspect it may have been an error that was hidden by the fabric.

Hunter: Wayne Bouchard (azweb100)

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Started collecting typewriters in 2023 with a Royal HHE like the one I did my first book report on when I was in school and using my dad's old typewriter.



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