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1946 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 4A201983 1946 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter, Serial # 4A201983 James Grooms's 1946 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter. 2023-12-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1946 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 4A201983 Very little evidence of much use. Sat in the case where it suffered some minor corrosion. The worst issue was the damage on the cover finish to an otherwise pristine body. I think something, an oil or solvent, was stored in the case and sat there . For how many decades? Cleaned up nice!!!

1946 Smith Corona Sterling #4A201983

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 12-08-2023 at 10:22AM
Last Edit: 12-08-2023 at 10:30AM


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Very little evidence of much use. Sat in the case where it suffered some minor corrosion. The worst issue was the damage on the cover finish to an otherwise pristine body. I think something, an oil or solvent, was stored in the case and sat there . For how many decades? Cleaned up nice!!!

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Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)

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As with many, the bug is back there somewhere due to an Underwood No. 5. My grandfather was on a small town school board and used one for this. My parents had a yellow Royal Safari that I used to index card everything, including a beer can collection. Collection syndrome clue! The long dormant tic was activated when my neighbors left a Remington Quiet Riter on the curb when they moved in circa 2010, Yes a believe it or not story is next, when a Hermes 3000 comes home with the girlfriend from work for free. Yes, free! From there the addiction is full steam. And yes, I now have a No. 5. Typewriters are the perfect blend of using one's technical skills, history and functional purpose.



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