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1956 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 5A 649514 1956 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter, Serial # 5A 649514 Julian Zadorozny's 1956 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter. 2023-01-03 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Julian Zadorozny: 1956 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 5A 649514 In Lindsay, Ontario an executor sold me a 1956 Smith Corona Sterling. On Facebook Marketplace I discovered a clean looking typewriter. My rule for cost is to agree to under $100. Just shy of that amount, and how great the pictures looked within the ad, I decided to gamble. My wife and I drove the one hour and a half from Toronto into the country.

This 1956 Smith Corona Sterling was used by one man. The story goes that in the early 1970's he worked for the Ontario Science Centre. His department would be given typewriters to use in the office, and when finished their use, then taken home. A typewriter in this pristine condition I have not seen, ever. Some dusting of aged eraser scraps was what was left under the carriage.

I typed on the machine for a week after purchase. The angle of keys is near perfect. Swift precise hammering that is ideal for quick writing. Never wanting to stop at certain moments I enjoyed the ease of the work. The floating shift is what makes the machine so easy to create on. Enjoying the typer so much I decided to have it serviced, thinking that it most likely has never been touched by a technician's hands. Now it's almost like a brand-new machine. I'm happy with the purchase and the forest green keys are just a bonus.

1956 Smith Corona Sterling #5A 649514

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Julian Zadorozny (Kuliano1977)
Created: 10-30-2022 at 06:36PM
Last Edit: 01-03-2023 at 02:09PM


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In Lindsay, Ontario an executor sold me a 1956 Smith Corona Sterling. On Facebook Marketplace I discovered a clean looking typewriter. My rule for cost is to agree to under $100. Just shy of that amount, and how great the pictures looked within the ad, I decided to gamble. My wife and I drove the one hour and a half from Toronto into the country.

This 1956 Smith Corona Sterling was used by one man. The story goes that in the early 1970's he worked for the Ontario Science Centre. His department would be given typewriters to use in the office, and when finished their use, then taken home. A typewriter in this pristine condition I have not seen, ever. Some dusting of aged eraser scraps was what was left under the carriage.

I typed on the machine for a week after purchase. The angle of keys is near perfect. Swift precise hammering that is ideal for quick writing. Never wanting to stop at certain moments I enjoyed the ease of the work. The floating shift is what makes the machine so easy to create on. Enjoying the typer so much I decided to have it serviced, thinking that it most likely has never been touched by a technician's hands. Now it's almost like a brand-new machine. I'm happy with the purchase and the forest green keys are just a bonus.

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Hunter: Julian Zadorozny (Kuliano1977)

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I purchased my first typewriter in 2000: Brother Pro-Line 707 built in 1969.
I wrote eight hours a day, seven days a week on that tiny machine. I wrote my first unpublished novel and hundreds of short stories on the Brother.
In 2020 I decided to purchase my second typewriter. At ten and counting, I still use and collect these amazing tools for writing.



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