1938 Smith Corona Sterling #2A41013
Status: My Collection
Created: 04-24-2020 at 10:41AM
Last Edit: 04-24-2020 at 01:01PM
This typewriter was sitting on a pedestal near an aisle of an antique mall in Niles, Michigan. It was awaiting someone who would appreciate its near flawless finish and impeccable internals.
Hunter: David Brechbiel (davidbrechbiel)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I collect late 1930's-early 1940's memorabilia. I have a small collection of radios from this era that I recently had refurbished. My interest in typewriters focused around a Royal KHM typewriter that was given to me. I decided in early 2016 to get it repaired, but the typewriter repairman I visited claimed it should be trashed and couldn't be fixed. The KHM sat on my garage bench .. again gathering dust .. I couldn't toss it.
In April 2016, on a whim, I closed an eBay BUY IT NOW (and overpaid a lot!) typewriter. The 1947 Smith-Corona Silent may have cost me dearly but it started a hobby that has become a passion to learn all I can about these amazing machines. Within 4 years I have collected nearly 160 machines and am slowly learning how to repair, be patient, and be logical! :) I hope to share my collection with the world very soon!
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