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1955 Smith Corona Silent Serial # 5S239576 1955 Smith Corona Silent typewriter, Serial # 5S239576 Em Barnes's 1955 Smith Corona Silent typewriter. 2024-06-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Em Barnes: 1955 Smith Corona Silent Serial # 5S239576 Delores Jean Hoffstrom Short (original owner). Purchased from Goodwill Online, Orlando, FL. Needs work - carriage doesn't move in a way that typing is possible.

1955 Smith Corona Silent #5S239576

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Em Barnes (yarn8934)
Created: 09-06-2021 at 06:13PM
Last Edit: 06-11-2024 at 05:49AM


Description:

Delores Jean Hoffstrom Short (original owner). Purchased from Goodwill Online, Orlando, FL. Needs work - carriage doesn't move in a way that typing is possible.

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Front view.
Front view.


Top view.
Top view.

Original owner info taped to case bottom. Delores Jean Hoffstrom Short. Link to obituary below.
Original owner info taped to case bottom. Delores Jean Hoffstrom Short. Link to obituary below.

Rear view branding - Made in USA.
Rear view branding - Made in USA.

Left keys close-up, 2-tone greens.
Left keys close-up, 2-tone greens.

Right keys and ribbon selector.
Right keys and ribbon selector.

Left side.
Left side.

Paper supports up - center view.
Paper supports up - center view.

Right side close-up.
Right side close-up.

Left ribbon spool and padding under cover.
Left ribbon spool and padding under cover.

Right side spool and padding under cover.
Right side spool and padding under cover.

Serial number and touch control lever.
Serial number and touch control lever.

Floating shift.
Floating shift.

Slugs.
Slugs.

Case.
Case.

Inside case lid.
Inside case lid.

Branding on cover.
Branding on cover.

Hunter: Em Barnes (yarn8934)

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Started collecting in March 2021 when an Olympia SM3 caught my eye at a thrift store. By May 2021, I was up to nine. By September 2021, my husband jumped in to the pool with both feet and our collection grew to 37. Phew. By October 2022 we had 64. In 2023 we began attending and hosting events where we can share our collection with the community and other collectors. We've sold or given away about 21. Good times.



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