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1936 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 1A 24916 1936 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter, Serial # 1A 24916 Em Barnes's 1936 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter. 2024-06-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Em Barnes: 1936 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 1A 24916 Bailey (purchased from a bail bondsman - Facebook Marketplace Bowie, MD). Black. 12/31/2021, initial rehab/repair. As of 2024, it needs more work - #3 key does not strike, spongy typing, all keys seem to strike too hard (holes in paper), and ribbon does not move when typing.

1936 Smith Corona Sterling #1A 24916

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Em Barnes (yarn8934)
Created: 10-22-2022 at 06:42PM
Last Edit: 06-11-2024 at 06:41AM


Description:

Bailey (purchased from a bail bondsman - Facebook Marketplace Bowie, MD). Black. 12/31/2021, initial rehab/repair. As of 2024, it needs more work - #3 key does not strike, spongy typing, all keys seem to strike too hard (holes in paper), and ribbon does not move when typing.

Typeface Specimen:

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Photos:

Front view.
Front view.

Top view.
Top view.

Right side view.
Right side view.

Branding.
Branding.

More branding.
More branding.

Left ribbon spool.
Left ribbon spool.

Right ribbon spool.
Right ribbon spool.

Rear view branding
Rear view branding

Left close-up: super swoopy carriage return.
Left close-up: super swoopy carriage return.

Left close-up: carriage.
Left close-up: carriage.

Left keys close-up.
Left keys close-up.

Right keys close-up and ribbon selector.
Right keys close-up and ribbon selector.

Slugs
Slugs

Serial number.
Serial number.

Touch selector.
Touch selector.

Type test.
Type test.

Case.
Case.

Case detail - left lock missing a piece and handle deterioration.
Case detail - left lock missing a piece and handle deterioration.

Case detail - right lock and handle deterioration.
Case detail - right lock and handle deterioration.

Inside case lid.
Inside case lid.

Inside case base.
Inside case base.

Hunter: Em Barnes (yarn8934)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 3186

Started collecting in March 2021 when an Olympia SM3 caught my eye at a thrift store. By May 2021, I was up to nine. By September 2021, my husband jumped in to the pool with both feet and our collection grew to 37. Phew. By October 2022 we had 64. In 2023 we began attending and hosting events where we can share our collection with the community and other collectors. We've sold or given away about 21. Good times.



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