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1954 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 5A469231 1954 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter, Serial # 5A469231 Ian Brumfield's 1954 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter. 2019-10-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ian Brumfield: 1954 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 5A469231 I was sent a message from a friend, who said that there was a typewriter at an estate sale on his street. Unfortunately the estate sale was an auction, so I had to hurry to get signed up and get an auction number, etc., so that I could bid on it. Nobody else was interested in it so I got it for a great $5.

UPDATE: Through digital archaeology, I now know that I bought this typewriter on August 24th, 2013 at about 2:45 pm.
UPDATE 2: Machine sold, 09/2019.

1954 Smith Corona Sterling #5A469231

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Ian Brumfield (T1peM0nkey)
Created: 02-12-2014 at 07:29PM
Last Edit: 10-26-2019 at 03:50PM


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I was sent a message from a friend, who said that there was a typewriter at an estate sale on his street. Unfortunately the estate sale was an auction, so I had to hurry to get signed up and get an auction number, etc., so that I could bid on it. Nobody else was interested in it so I got it for a great $5.

UPDATE: Through digital archaeology, I now know that I bought this typewriter on August 24th, 2013 at about 2:45 pm.
UPDATE 2: Machine sold, 09/2019.

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This is the photo that my friend texted me, recently recovered from the digital abyss. The accompanying message: "There's an auction on my street and they're selling typewriters."
This is the photo that my friend texted me, recently recovered from the digital abyss. The accompanying message: "There's an auction on my street and they're selling typewriters."

Hunter: Ian Brumfield (T1peM0nkey)

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I've been hunting for typewriters since 2012, but I've loved them for long before that... about 2003. In the short amount of time in which I've started seriously collecting I've amassed a collection of over 65 machines (now specializing in Royals), one of which is parts. At the ripe old age of 20, to boot!

In November of 2013 I participated in National Novel Writing Month and hit a pretty decent 105,991 words; all written on manual machines. I think that this is a new record, but there isn't any official record keeping in the Typewriter Brigade.



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