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1946 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 4A194939 1946 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter, Serial # 4A194939 Brian Hammack's 1946 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter. 2020-03-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brian Hammack: 1946 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 4A194939 Rescued from a thrift in 2012 but unfortunately not rescued from its previous owner in time. The left latch on the case was jimmied open; some keys have their labels turned, some hammers need realigning, and I haven't gotten around to fixing those, but I have oiled the machine and confirmed full basic functionality.

1946 Smith Corona Sterling #4A194939

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-13-2020 at 01:22PM
Last Edit: 03-13-2020 at 07:41PM


Description:

Rescued from a thrift in 2012 but unfortunately not rescued from its previous owner in time. The left latch on the case was jimmied open; some keys have their labels turned, some hammers need realigning, and I haven't gotten around to fixing those, but I have oiled the machine and confirmed full basic functionality.

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1945 Silent and 1946 Sterling, to compare the minor differences between the models.
1945 Silent and 1946 Sterling, to compare the minor differences between the models.

I have no idea how those keycaps became crooked. Maybe I don't want to know.
I have no idea how those keycaps became crooked. Maybe I don't want to know.

Rescued but the damage was done.
Rescued but the damage was done.

Serial found!
Serial found!

So I mentioned someone jimmied the latch on the left side of the case. This model has a 2-latch case where the Super has 1.
So I mentioned someone jimmied the latch on the left side of the case. This model has a 2-latch case where the Super has 1.

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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