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1945 Smith Corona Standard Serial # 3C321695 1945 Smith Corona Standard typewriter, Serial # 3C321695 Sebastian Kleinschmidt's 1945 Smith Corona Standard typewriter. 2021-01-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Sebastian Kleinschmidt: 1945 Smith Corona Standard Serial # 3C321695 This Corona Standard 3C from 1945 (serial number 3C321695) is my first QWERTY typewriter and the first U.S. made typewriter that I got. I really like the smooth curves and the colour, seems really elegant.
It was in an okay condition when I got it. The left Shift Lock and Floating Shift keys were bent to the right so that the letters 'a' and 'z' were not usable, the key inlays for all 5 function keys turned upside down so that I only had white keys there, and the felt was so dirty and smelly that I had to replace it. Now it is in a great working condition and types beautifully.
I also have the case which smells now of coffee after a long exposure to coffee.

1945 Smith Corona Standard #3C321695

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Sebastian Kleinschmidt (SebastianKleinschmidt)
Created: 08-10-2020 at 06:06AM
Last Edit: 01-13-2021 at 02:51AM


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This Corona Standard 3C from 1945 (serial number 3C321695) is my first QWERTY typewriter and the first U.S. made typewriter that I got. I really like the smooth curves and the colour, seems really elegant.
It was in an okay condition when I got it. The left Shift Lock and Floating Shift keys were bent to the right so that the letters 'a' and 'z' were not usable, the key inlays for all 5 function keys turned upside down so that I only had white keys there, and the felt was so dirty and smelly that I had to replace it. Now it is in a great working condition and types beautifully.
I also have the case which smells now of coffee after a long exposure to coffee.

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Corona Standard 3C open ribbon cover
Corona Standard 3C open ribbon cover

Corona Standard 3C keys
Corona Standard 3C keys

Corona Standard 3C type slugs and bars
Corona Standard 3C type slugs and bars

Corona Standard 3C left side
Corona Standard 3C left side

Corona Standard 3C  right side
Corona Standard 3C right side

Corona Standard 3C  back
Corona Standard 3C back

Corona Standard 3C serial number
Corona Standard 3C serial number

Corona Standard 3C underside
Corona Standard 3C underside

Corona Standard 3C in case bottom
Corona Standard 3C in case bottom

Corona Standard 3C in open case
Corona Standard 3C in open case

Corona Standard 3C case
Corona Standard 3C case

Hunter: Sebastian Kleinschmidt (SebastianKleinschmidt)

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I'm a new (started in May 2020) typewriter collector from Germany and interested in various kinds of brands and types from pre- and post-WW2, particularly focusing on Seidel & Naumann (Ideal & Erika), Triumph-Adler and Smith-Corona U(my favourite brand!), although I own some other brands and am looking at some others (Voss, Royal, Remington). I particularly like portables, my favourite pre-WW2 typewriter being the Erika 5 and my favourite post-WW2 typewriter being my Smith-Corona Silent-Super.



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