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1954 Smith Corona Super Serial # 5T119669 1954 Smith Corona Super typewriter, Serial # 5T119669 Mei Travis's 1954 Smith Corona Super typewriter. 2021-05-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 1954 Smith Corona Super Serial # 5T119669 I purchased this locally for $40. Though I've yet to clean and service it as of 12/10/20, it appears to type perfectly with the old ribbon.

1954 Smith Corona Super #5T119669

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Created: 12-09-2020 at 09:45AM
Last Edit: 05-18-2021 at 01:01PM


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I purchased this locally for $40. Though I've yet to clean and service it as of 12/10/20, it appears to type perfectly with the old ribbon.

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Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)

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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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