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1936 Smith Corona Standard Serial # 1C78788X 1936 Smith Corona Standard typewriter, Serial # 1C78788X Kevin Stallaert's 1936 Smith Corona Standard typewriter. 2024-05-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Kevin Stallaert: 1936 Smith Corona Standard Serial # 1C78788X I was pretty stoked to finally find a Smith Corona Flat Top typewriter. Smith Coronas are something you don't come across very often in Europe. 100 Euro landed me this machine, with brush, manual, touch typing guide and exercises and some math keys! The case does have some water damage on the inside. The machine was extremely filthy when I got it. And after cleaning some other defects started to act up. The ribbon throw was way too high, some letters wouldn't advance the carriage and the brake spring on the segment was broken. It's all fixed now. I made it shine the best I could. there are some scratches that i couldn't get rid off though. I got some new feet from Amsterdam Typewriter. they sell real rubber replacement feet and are just perfect!

I've noticed that when the serial number of these machines ends with an "X", the machine has extra keys. The slugs of these extra keys appear to be ground off, so they won't hit the ribbon cover.

The touch is quite heavy in my opinion. Not my favorite machine, but it sure is a looker!

1936 Smith Corona Standard #1C78788X

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Kevin Stallaert (KStallaert)
Created: 05-11-2024 at 07:41AM
Last Edit: 05-25-2024 at 06:59AM


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I was pretty stoked to finally find a Smith Corona Flat Top typewriter. Smith Coronas are something you don't come across very often in Europe. 100 Euro landed me this machine, with brush, manual, touch typing guide and exercises and some math keys! The case does have some water damage on the inside. The machine was extremely filthy when I got it. And after cleaning some other defects started to act up. The ribbon throw was way too high, some letters wouldn't advance the carriage and the brake spring on the segment was broken. It's all fixed now. I made it shine the best I could. there are some scratches that i couldn't get rid off though. I got some new feet from Amsterdam Typewriter. they sell real rubber replacement feet and are just perfect!

I've noticed that when the serial number of these machines ends with an "X", the machine has extra keys. The slugs of these extra keys appear to be ground off, so they won't hit the ribbon cover.

The touch is quite heavy in my opinion. Not my favorite machine, but it sure is a looker!

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Left side
Left side

Front left side
Front left side

Front of the typewriter
Front of the typewriter

More front goodness
More front goodness

Front right perspective
Front right perspective

Right side of the typewriter
Right side of the typewriter

Back end . The back decal is damaged because of improper storage
Back end . The back decal is damaged because of improper storage

Under the hood
Under the hood

The slugs of the extra keys are ground down so they don't hit the lid
The slugs of the extra keys are ground down so they don't hit the lid

Location of the serial number. This must be the coolest serial number I currently own
Location of the serial number. This must be the coolest serial number I currently own

The bottom of the machine. New feet!
The bottom of the machine. New feet!

The case
The case

Inside there is some water damage. The wood beneath the lining is warped.
Inside there is some water damage. The wood beneath the lining is warped.

Typewriter in its case
Typewriter in its case

Goodies that came with the machine!
Goodies that came with the machine!

Brush, and inside the brush case someone added cleaning instructions with pencil
Brush, and inside the brush case someone added cleaning instructions with pencil

Touch typing guide
Touch typing guide

Touch typing exercises
Touch typing exercises

Instruction booklet
Instruction booklet


Hunter: Kevin Stallaert (KStallaert)

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I fell into the typewriter rabbit hole due to nostalgia: I used to have a massive Olympia SG1 when I was a kid. It formed my typing habits, which is why I am called a "furious typer" by my coworkers. Came across the r/typewriters page on Reddit which rekindled my love for these wonderful machines. Lets just hope I don't start pushing screens off my desk when I reach the end of a line...

I also have a modest Youtube channel where I document the progress of my typewriter journey: https://www.youtube.com/@Slug_Life



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