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1955 Smith Corona 88 Serial # 88E4310001-11 1955 Smith Corona 88 typewriter, Serial # 88E4310001-11 Michael Hoehne's 1955 Smith Corona 88 typewriter. 2016-02-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1955 Smith Corona 88 Serial # 88E4310001-11 I think Smith-Corona office typewriters are pretty good but this one is sluggish. It'll be interesting to see how it responds to cleaning. The Model 88 designation refers to its 88 characters, although it was also available with 96 characters. Ah, the complications of “development”! Does anyone know where they crammed the extra four keys?

1955 Smith Corona 88 #88E4310001-11

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-13-2016 at 11:59AM
Last Edit: 02-13-2016 at 12:10PM


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I think Smith-Corona office typewriters are pretty good but this one is sluggish. It'll be interesting to see how it responds to cleaning. The Model 88 designation refers to its 88 characters, although it was also available with 96 characters. Ah, the complications of “development”! Does anyone know where they crammed the extra four keys?

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This is the "automatic Margin" system; it's a miniature of the carriage return spring & drawband and it's located under the paper table.
This is the "automatic Margin" system; it's a miniature of the carriage return spring & drawband and it's located under the paper table.

Detail of the Margin setting system, the spring and drawband under the paper table.
Detail of the Margin setting system, the spring and drawband under the paper table.

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