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1955 Smith Corona Super Serial # 5T 311247 1955 Smith Corona Super typewriter, Serial # 5T 311247 Jonathan Sprung's 1955 Smith Corona Super typewriter. 2023-11-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jonathan Sprung: 1955 Smith Corona Super Serial # 5T 311247 I was so excited to see this machine turn up in a local thrift store. I bought it and put it on the bench to find the escapement and segment both seized completely, and all the springs rusted out underneath. I managed to get it moving, but then springs began popping from the corrosion. For now, it sits to the side, cleaned up but in need of a lot of work to get back up and running.

Update: I have changed the status to 'Offering Parts'. I just don't feel I can get this one back to working order, so if you're looking for parts from a Super, let me know.

1955 Smith Corona Super #5T 311247

Status: Parting Out
Hunter: Jonathan Sprung (Jonathan)
Created: 02-04-2023 at 12:07PM
Last Edit: 11-19-2023 at 06:24AM


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I was so excited to see this machine turn up in a local thrift store. I bought it and put it on the bench to find the escapement and segment both seized completely, and all the springs rusted out underneath. I managed to get it moving, but then springs began popping from the corrosion. For now, it sits to the side, cleaned up but in need of a lot of work to get back up and running.

Update: I have changed the status to 'Offering Parts'. I just don't feel I can get this one back to working order, so if you're looking for parts from a Super, let me know.

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Hunter: Jonathan Sprung (Jonathan)

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I have been collecting typewriters all my life, starting with a 1980's Brother Charger 11 (which I no longer have, but have replaced with an identical machine). I have well over 60 typewriters now, with a few rare portables. Some are interesting or odd, but most of mine are common machines.

My wife and I have made a deal, that I can keep buying typewriters if she can keep buying shoes. Fair enough! *shrugs*



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