1019 Brands 2663 Models 14196 Galleries 8323 Typefaces 6273 Patents
Home » Smith Corona » Sterling » 1938 #2A 39626
1938 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 2A 39626 1938 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter, Serial # 2A 39626 Mary Echevarria's 1938 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter. 2020-08-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mary Echevarria: 1938 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 2A 39626 In a first for me, I bought a functional and clean typewriter. Found at a local junk shop, this 1938 Corona Sterling was hidden in its well-preserved case.

It is very clean with only minor cosmetic flaws: nicks where the carriage return lever hits the cover plate, some decal fading, a few scratches, and some tape residue. She has lustrous high gloss maroon / burgundy curves. Really breath-taking.

I will use it for research and comparison as I restore a portable Corona of a similar vintage.

1938 Smith Corona Sterling #2A 39626

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-17-2015 at 04:01PM
Last Edit: 08-22-2020 at 04:49PM


Description:

In a first for me, I bought a functional and clean typewriter. Found at a local junk shop, this 1938 Corona Sterling was hidden in its well-preserved case.

It is very clean with only minor cosmetic flaws: nicks where the carriage return lever hits the cover plate, some decal fading, a few scratches, and some tape residue. She has lustrous high gloss maroon / burgundy curves. Really breath-taking.

I will use it for research and comparison as I restore a portable Corona of a similar vintage.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:





Floating Shift
Floating Shift



I think this machine spent most of its life on its back in its case.
I think this machine spent most of its life on its back in its case.





Serial number inside cover plate on right
Serial number inside cover plate on right

Hunter: Mary Echevarria (Mech)

Mary Echevarria's Typewriter Galleries [ My Collection ] [ My Sightings ]

Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 2167

I'm a novice collector with a very small collection of mostly nonfunctional typewriters. I enjoy tinkering and repairs, so I am slowly but surely putting these typewriters back into service.



RESEARCH NOTE: When researching the Smith Corona Sterling on a computer with lots of screen real estate, you may find that launching the Smith Corona Serial Number page and the Smith Corona Sterling By Model/Year/Serial page in new browser windows can give you interesting perspectives on changes throughout the model series.