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1949 Smith Corona Super-Speed Serial # 2A2208440-11 1949 Smith Corona Super-Speed typewriter, Serial # 2A2208440-11 John Abbott's 1949 Smith Corona Super-Speed typewriter. 2020-03-31 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Abbott: 1949 Smith Corona Super-Speed Serial # 2A2208440-11 #1131. I picked this up quite cheap. I think it is rather ugly compared to it's Royal contemporaries. However, it does type fairly well (a couple of problematic keys, sticky and do not strike properly). It works, but not like a dream and looks like an old pickup truck that has rusted out. You expect it to die, but it just keeps on getting the job done.

1949 Smith Corona Super-Speed #2A2208440-11

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-31-2020 at 09:43AM
Last Edit: 03-31-2020 at 09:44AM


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#1131. I picked this up quite cheap. I think it is rather ugly compared to it's Royal contemporaries. However, it does type fairly well (a couple of problematic keys, sticky and do not strike properly). It works, but not like a dream and looks like an old pickup truck that has rusted out. You expect it to die, but it just keeps on getting the job done.

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I started my collection back in 2017 when I found a 1993 Brother WP-1250, which was very close to the typewriter I owned and used to write letters home while I was stationed in Korea serving in the US Air Force (I later discovered it was most likely the Brother WP-1150, so I picked that up). In 2018, my wife took me to one of the local antique store and I saw an old typewriter that caught my eye. My wife purchased it for me for Christmas (a 1932 Royal 10). My wife and I decided to limit my collection to 5 typewriters, so I need to sell off my surplus.



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