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1949 Smith Corona Super Speed Serial # 2A2225797-11 1949 Smith Corona Super Speed typewriter, Serial # 2A2225797-11 Erik Bruchez's 1949 Smith Corona Super Speed typewriter. 2024-03-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Erik Bruchez: 1949 Smith Corona Super Speed Serial # 2A2225797-11 I bought this machine years ago, and only now got to cleaning it. It has a very interesting, towering design, that becomes apparent when you remove the body panels. This was very dirty. Like its L.C. Smith predecessors, this machine doesn't have a segment, but individually-hung typebars.

I had to straighten the plates that hold the feet in a vise. I also used a paint stick to refill the keytop legends.

The green/brown keyboard color scheme echoes that of the Smith-Corona portables of the same period.

Weight: 26.2 lbs/11.9 kg.

Argh, just noticed I entered a duplicate with:

https://typewriterdatabase.com/1949-smith-corona-super-speed.10952.typewriter

1949 Smith Corona Super Speed #2A2225797-11

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)
Created: 02-28-2024 at 07:52PM
Last Edit: 03-01-2024 at 10:26PM


Description:

I bought this machine years ago, and only now got to cleaning it. It has a very interesting, towering design, that becomes apparent when you remove the body panels. This was very dirty. Like its L.C. Smith predecessors, this machine doesn't have a segment, but individually-hung typebars.

I had to straighten the plates that hold the feet in a vise. I also used a paint stick to refill the keytop legends.

The green/brown keyboard color scheme echoes that of the Smith-Corona portables of the same period.

Weight: 26.2 lbs/11.9 kg.

Argh, just noticed I entered a duplicate with:

https://typewriterdatabase.com/1949-smith-corona-super-speed.10952.typewriter

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Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)

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I started collecting my first pre-WW2 standard typewriters in 2017. Since then I have added a few machines to my collection, which now ranges from the 1890s to the 1980s. As of 2020, I have more big standard (desktop) typewriters than portables, and a few standard electrics.



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