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1946 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 4A244116 1946 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter, Serial # 4A244116 James Gifford's 1946 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter. 2016-09-03 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1946 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 4A244116 A lovely little machine that I won, shockingly on eBay for CAN$12. It's in excellent condition, and looks as it was hardly ever used. I love the handwriting font on the Floating Shift key. I dated this machine to 1946, yet some manufacturers still made carriage shift machines into the 1970s. Perhaps a patent prevented them from making their machines with basket shift. This typewriter ranks highly for typability among my machines, right up there with my Underwood-Olivetti Studio 44 and Royal Swinger. And it's proudly Made in Canada, stencilled right on the front, too (which is probably why it was cheap!).

1946 Smith Corona Sterling #4A244116

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-03-2016 at 05:34PM
Last Edit: 09-03-2016 at 05:36PM


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A lovely little machine that I won, shockingly on eBay for CAN$12. It's in excellent condition, and looks as it was hardly ever used. I love the handwriting font on the Floating Shift key. I dated this machine to 1946, yet some manufacturers still made carriage shift machines into the 1970s. Perhaps a patent prevented them from making their machines with basket shift. This typewriter ranks highly for typability among my machines, right up there with my Underwood-Olivetti Studio 44 and Royal Swinger. And it's proudly Made in Canada, stencilled right on the front, too (which is probably why it was cheap!).

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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