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1952 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 5A395884 1952 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter, Serial # 5A395884 Mei Travis's 1952 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter. 2020-12-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 1952 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 5A395884 With my favorite size typeface, this Elite typewriter was in very good condition and just needed a light cleaning. I purchased this for $35 locally along with the Coronet Super 12. The Sterling is such a smooth typer that it has earned its way into my collection as one of my favorites. At first I wasn't moved by the camouflage colorway, but after seeing how well it blends with my décor and creates a vintage aesthetic like the old black machines, I was so pleased that I bought two more Sterlings, one Elite and a Pica, plus a Super Pica in the similar colorway. The Smith-Corona 5-series are some of the best personal portables ever made.

1952 Smith Corona Sterling #5A395884

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-09-2020 at 09:04AM
Last Edit: 12-24-2020 at 02:34PM


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With my favorite size typeface, this Elite typewriter was in very good condition and just needed a light cleaning. I purchased this for $35 locally along with the Coronet Super 12. The Sterling is such a smooth typer that it has earned its way into my collection as one of my favorites. At first I wasn't moved by the camouflage colorway, but after seeing how well it blends with my décor and creates a vintage aesthetic like the old black machines, I was so pleased that I bought two more Sterlings, one Elite and a Pica, plus a Super Pica in the similar colorway. The Smith-Corona 5-series are some of the best personal portables ever made.

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Out of the blue in the summer of 2020, I really wanted a typewriter again, so after some online research and browsing, two Brother machines landed on my doorstep. A pastel blue 1971 Montgomery Ward's Signature 511D and a creamy 1985 Sears ultraportable both ignited a fire I haven't felt in a long time. I quickly found Ted Munk, the Facebook groups, and the rest of the typewriter online community, where I learned how to fix them and appreciate them. By summer's end I had collected 20 typewriters to cure my 2020 pandemic blues. Now I'm obsessed about all the different styles, every aspect of the mechanics, and their important history. Typewriters are an endless source of fascination as a literary medium, for creativity, a tinker-fest for machine geeks, and still contribute to the economy. I truly enjoy learning how to bring mid-century or later typewriters back to life, even the electric ones, while completely in awe of the unique antiques that folks brilliantly restore. It warms my heart that there are others, and here we are sharing the same passions about typewriters together.



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