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1957 Smith Corona Electric Portable Serial # 5TE 130453 1957 Smith Corona Electric Portable typewriter, Serial # 5TE 130453 Todd Payne's 1957 Smith Corona Electric Portable typewriter. 2021-12-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Todd Payne: 1957 Smith Corona Electric Portable Serial # 5TE 130453 Good shape. Missing two spring clasps to hold back cover on. Correction, two spring clips on back panel replaced thanks to the generosity and skill of Typewriter Minutes who custom fabricated them for me!

1957 Smith Corona Electric Portable #5TE 130453

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Todd Payne (TheTypewriterCollector)
Created: 05-07-2019 at 08:53PM
Last Edit: 12-08-2021 at 09:33PM


Description:

Good shape. Missing two spring clasps to hold back cover on. Correction, two spring clips on back panel replaced thanks to the generosity and skill of Typewriter Minutes who custom fabricated them for me!

Typeface Specimen:

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Before cleaning.
Before cleaning.

After cleanup
After cleanup

Serial on right unlike most on the Left
Serial on right unlike most on the Left


Before
Before

Hunter: Todd Payne (TheTypewriterCollector)

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A lover of the written word, I was bitten by the typewriter bug at the beginning of 2019 when I embarked on a Joyful Odyssey to track down a vintage Olympia SM 7/8/9, (I didn't know the model number at the time) that my mother had owned and which I had used to type my college applications in the late 1980's. I have acquired quite a number since, and have enjoyed learning about the history, mechanics, and true variety of these machines.



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