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1949 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 5A110910 1949 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter, Serial # 5A110910 Michael Hoehne's 1949 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter. 2017-09-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1949 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 5A110910 I bought this from a local library where it had been donated for a fundraiser by Elizabeth Cooke, author of _Zeena_, an amplified retelling of the novel, _Ethen Frome_, from the perspective of his wife, Zenobia. I'm going to presume the book was written on this, however unlikely that may be (in the early- to mid-1990s?).

The Library had it “for the kids to bang on,” but the kids just tore out the ribbon. Still works, of course; it's a Smith Corona. It needed a bit of repair but now works nicely.

1949 Smith Corona Sterling #5A110910

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-30-2014 at 10:34PM
Last Edit: 09-23-2017 at 09:30PM


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I bought this from a local library where it had been donated for a fundraiser by Elizabeth Cooke, author of _Zeena_, an amplified retelling of the novel, _Ethen Frome_, from the perspective of his wife, Zenobia. I'm going to presume the book was written on this, however unlikely that may be (in the early- to mid-1990s?).

The Library had it “for the kids to bang on,” but the kids just tore out the ribbon. Still works, of course; it's a Smith Corona. It needed a bit of repair but now works nicely.

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