1954 Smith Corona Eighty-Eight Deluxe Secretarial #88F4084861-11
Created: 04-05-2018 at 05:03AM
Last Edit: 07-02-2018 at 05:18PM
So, my grandfather and I were driving around and we spotted this sign that said 'Indoor Flea Market,' so we turned around and went in. Not more than a few steps in, I spotted this '50s Smith-Corona sitting a shelf with a S-C handbook.
I gave it a quick try, trying also, to remember about the gloss finish on a '50s S-C Standard. The price tag was hard to read, but it looked like $49.99. Not too bad and I ended up getting it for somewhat less.
Everything works as intended, with the one exception being the variable line adjuster that just needed some cleaning and oil.
Overall, the machine is a nice one to use, though the action is a bit heavy, but still a good machine nonetheless.
Will upload some better pictures soon.
Hunter: Gerald Ambrose (Oliver9)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I started collecting typewriters several years ago and it started with a late 1960s Smith-Corona Sterling portable that I got as a gift.
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