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1941 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 3A103658 1941 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter, Serial # 3A103658 William Brown's 1941 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter. 2018-06-07 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of William Brown: 1941 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 3A103658 A standard sterling model by Smith-Corona in the black speed-line paint work. Interestingly the key board has two % keys listed, one at shift + 5, the other at shift + 1/2; however only the later is a % the former is actually a £. The platen isn't too bad on this machine, it still types well. I haven't done any work to this machine, all I have do is removed some of the debris it had in the mechanism (old sweet wrappers) and replaced the ribbon. Does stick a bit on L and G but easily rectified once it has a bit of TLC.

1941 Smith Corona Sterling #3A103658

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-07-2018 at 02:54PM
Last Edit: 06-07-2018 at 03:20PM


Description:

A standard sterling model by Smith-Corona in the black speed-line paint work. Interestingly the key board has two % keys listed, one at shift + 5, the other at shift + 1/2; however only the later is a % the former is actually a £. The platen isn't too bad on this machine, it still types well. I haven't done any work to this machine, all I have do is removed some of the debris it had in the mechanism (old sweet wrappers) and replaced the ribbon. Does stick a bit on L and G but easily rectified once it has a bit of TLC.

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The hidden £ sign masquerading as a %.
The hidden Ā£ sign masquerading as a %.

The release mechanism in the case.
The release mechanism in the case.

The actual %, where you would usually expect the 1/4, which this machine does not have.
The actual %, where you would usually expect the 1/4, which this machine does not have.


Hunter: William Brown (Mammothwar)

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History graduate specialising in the early medieval period, personal interests: Narrow gauge railways, creative writing, antique fountain pens and 1930's and 1940's Smith Corona Typewriters.



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