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1941 Smith Corona Silent Serial # 3S 91859 1941 Smith Corona Silent typewriter, Serial # 3S 91859 Gerald Ambrose's 1941 Smith Corona Silent typewriter. 2023-02-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Gerald Ambrose: 1941 Smith Corona Silent Serial # 3S 91859 Originally, I saw this posted on an Antique Shop’s Facebook page, but when I inquired to see if it still available - as it is quite far from where I live - I was told that it was sold. I forgot about it until my Dad and I happened to be in the area and I was stunned to find that it was not sold after all. Unfortunately, some of the key levers inside, under the typebasket, had become detached and bent but I decided I couldn’t leave it behind.
Once home, I got the key levers unbent and reattached and the machine was working again. Sadly, though, it just doesn’t feel quite right when typing. I have cleaned it and it has made some difference, but it’s not going to be an everyday machine for me. Still, it is a stunning machine.
More pictures and type sample to follow.

1941 Smith Corona Silent #3S 91859

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Gerald Ambrose (Oliver9)
Created: 02-18-2023 at 05:48PM
Last Edit: 02-18-2023 at 05:48PM


Description:

Originally, I saw this posted on an Antique Shop’s Facebook page, but when I inquired to see if it still available - as it is quite far from where I live - I was told that it was sold. I forgot about it until my Dad and I happened to be in the area and I was stunned to find that it was not sold after all. Unfortunately, some of the key levers inside, under the typebasket, had become detached and bent but I decided I couldn’t leave it behind.
Once home, I got the key levers unbent and reattached and the machine was working again. Sadly, though, it just doesn’t feel quite right when typing. I have cleaned it and it has made some difference, but it’s not going to be an everyday machine for me. Still, it is a stunning machine.
More pictures and type sample to follow.

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Hunter: Gerald Ambrose (Oliver9)

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