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1954 Smith Corona Silent Super Serial # 5T140304 1954 Smith Corona Silent Super typewriter, Serial # 5T140304 Ted Munk's 1954 Smith Corona Silent Super typewriter. 2018-06-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ted Munk: 1954 Smith Corona Silent Super Serial # 5T140304 Kennedy, my 1953 Silent-Super, obtained in a trade with Magic Margin for an Olivetti 21. Notable for its 6-pitch Sight-Ease No. 47 typeface, which is much bigger than most Orator typefaces, thus the name Kennedy.

The escapement, set to advance for the large typeface, tends to jerk the machine much more violently than usual and it travels badly, even though the feet aren't bad. Still a smooth typer, it's like driving a truck on a country road compared to the sports-car smoothness of an Elite typeface Silent-Super.

Update: now it's in Bill Wahl's collection (:

1954 Smith Corona Silent Super #5T140304

Status: Sightings
Created: 03-09-2013 at 11:50AM
Last Edit: 06-22-2018 at 01:39PM


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Kennedy, my 1953 Silent-Super, obtained in a trade with Magic Margin for an Olivetti 21. Notable for its 6-pitch Sight-Ease No. 47 typeface, which is much bigger than most Orator typefaces, thus the name Kennedy.

The escapement, set to advance for the large typeface, tends to jerk the machine much more violently than usual and it travels badly, even though the feet aren't bad. Still a smooth typer, it's like driving a truck on a country road compared to the sports-car smoothness of an Elite typeface Silent-Super.

Update: now it's in Bill Wahl's collection (:

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