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1941 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 3A 81304 1941 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter, Serial # 3A 81304 Geir Kihle Hanssen's 1941 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter. 2021-05-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Geir Kihle Hanssen: 1941 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 3A 81304 A beautiful example of the 40s design, Norwegian keyboard layout, but interestingly missing parantases. This machine has spent its later years as a movie prop at a film studio, though I do not know which movies/films/documentaries it featured in, or if it has been in use at all. The right platen knob does not grip the platen rod properly and therefore does not work.

1941 Smith Corona Sterling #3A 81304

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)
Created: 05-12-2021 at 09:07AM
Last Edit: 05-12-2021 at 09:07AM


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A beautiful example of the 40s design, Norwegian keyboard layout, but interestingly missing parantases. This machine has spent its later years as a movie prop at a film studio, though I do not know which movies/films/documentaries it featured in, or if it has been in use at all. The right platen knob does not grip the platen rod properly and therefore does not work.

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Norwegian keyboard layout
Norwegian keyboard layout






Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)

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I am a Norwegian fellow who enjoys tinkering and fixing up typewriters. One day I decided I wanted a typewriter to write letters on. I bought one that turned out not to work. I got annoyed and decided I should be able to figure out what was wrong and fix it. I did it, but the rush of successfully mending such an intricate machine was like a drug. I wanted more. I decided I would try to buy non-functioning, but pretty machines, fix them and sell them before repeating the process. What I didn't expect was that I would fall in love with the machines I fix so now I suddenly find myself a bit of a collector.



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