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1952 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 5A429157 1952 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter, Serial # 5A429157 Crystal Carney's 1952 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter. 2021-10-27 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Crystal Carney: 1952 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 5A429157 When I bought this for $20 the guy selling it said he’d never used it. Sounded like he’d inherited it. The internal mechanisms were filthy and once cleaned it types like a dream. Super hard platen though.

It came to me in Coeur d Alene, ID from there as well. Labeling inside the ribbon cover and case state that it was sold or serviced at R.E. Kuykendall Office Machines in Abilene, TX.

Elite typeface.

1952 Smith Corona Sterling #5A429157

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Crystal Carney (illarai)
Created: 09-09-2021 at 10:13AM
Last Edit: 10-27-2021 at 10:03AM


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When I bought this for $20 the guy selling it said he’d never used it. Sounded like he’d inherited it. The internal mechanisms were filthy and once cleaned it types like a dream. Super hard platen though.

It came to me in Coeur d Alene, ID from there as well. Labeling inside the ribbon cover and case state that it was sold or serviced at R.E. Kuykendall Office Machines in Abilene, TX.

Elite typeface.

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Inside, the reason I’ve named her Ava (for Avocado).
Inside, the reason I’ve named her Ava (for Avocado).

Hunter: Crystal Carney (illarai)

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