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1945 Smith Corona Silent Serial # 4S197052 1945 Smith Corona Silent typewriter, Serial # 4S197052 Brian Hammack's 1945 Smith Corona Silent typewriter. 2020-03-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brian Hammack: 1945 Smith Corona Silent Serial # 4S197052 Purchased at an estate sale in 2010 for $15 from the granddaughter of the man who bought it new after the war was over and SCM had resumed production of typewriters; I've read that the parts for these were warehoused for years and SCM was tasked with making firing pins for rifles during the war. The granddaughter told me that he'd kept the machine maintained regularly at the local shop, and he wrote many a letter to the editor on it. I spent a lot of time cleaning white-out off of the guide and getting eraser dust out. Only issue with the machine is that the ? key has stopped working since I've owned it.

1945 Smith Corona Silent #4S197052

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-13-2020 at 01:37PM
Last Edit: 03-13-2020 at 08:17PM


Description:

Purchased at an estate sale in 2010 for $15 from the granddaughter of the man who bought it new after the war was over and SCM had resumed production of typewriters; I've read that the parts for these were warehoused for years and SCM was tasked with making firing pins for rifles during the war. The granddaughter told me that he'd kept the machine maintained regularly at the local shop, and he wrote many a letter to the editor on it. I spent a lot of time cleaning white-out off of the guide and getting eraser dust out. Only issue with the machine is that the ? key has stopped working since I've owned it.

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Photos:

Side view of the Silent.
Side view of the Silent.

The hammers of the Silent.
The hammers of the Silent.

1945 Silent next to a 1946 Sterling to compare the minor differences.
1945 Silent next to a 1946 Sterling to compare the minor differences.

Baby photo: In the driveway of the estate sale. I was minutes away from purchasing the machine.
Baby photo: In the driveway of the estate sale. I was minutes away from purchasing the machine.

Hunter: Brian Hammack (TheMushroom)

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Got my first typewriter at age 4, a Tom Thumb. Got my first real typewriter at age 15, a Smith-Corona DeVille. Have been collecting typewriters since 2010 when I found a 1945 Smith-Corona Silent at an estate sale. Current count is around 12, half of them are in storage .



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