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1940 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 3A 87302 1940 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter, Serial # 3A 87302 Anthony Mindling's 1940 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter. 2022-02-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Anthony Mindling: 1940 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 3A 87302 Lovely, pristine, and a touch of art deco. No corrosion anywhere, even the case latches are shiny like new. Pleasant to use. I like it partly because I share its year of birth, and also for its smooth, sleek, tuxedo look matching its typing feel. Must have been owned by a little old lady in Phoenix, Arizona, who used it only on Sundays. One of my main go-to daily typers.

1940 Smith Corona Sterling #3A 87302

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Anthony Mindling (tmindling)
Created: 05-17-2013 at 07:46AM
Last Edit: 02-22-2022 at 09:18PM


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Lovely, pristine, and a touch of art deco. No corrosion anywhere, even the case latches are shiny like new. Pleasant to use. I like it partly because I share its year of birth, and also for its smooth, sleek, tuxedo look matching its typing feel. Must have been owned by a little old lady in Phoenix, Arizona, who used it only on Sundays. One of my main go-to daily typers.

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Hunter: Anthony Mindling (tmindling)

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Almost at the same instant that the idea occurred to me of how much fun it might be for my children (7) and grandchildren (13) to get letters - real letters in the mail - i went digging through the dusty nether regions of our storage area to pull out my beloved 1957 Olympia SM3 Portable and the old Royal 10 I'd rescued from a neighbor's garbage can in the 1960's. Refurbishing them triggered a typewriter obsession. Don't tell my wife, but i believe there are now about 20 of them.

I love their looks, their intricate and precise mechanisms, and dinking around in the workshop tuning them up and bringing them back to life. i also, unfortunately, love the thrill of the hunt on eBay. But all of them are put to use for correspondence and my new hobby of decorated art letters. And sometimes they even inspire a bit of poetry.



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