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1957 Tower Commander Serial # 5AT674767 1957 Tower Commander typewriter, Serial # 5AT674767 Mitchell Dayton's 1957 Tower Commander typewriter. 2024-05-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mitchell Dayton: 1957 Tower Commander Serial # 5AT674767 Was looking for a solid Smith Corona to add to the collection, and for some reason the Sears Towers looked more attractive to me. This is effectively a Sterling, but with a cooler sounding name. Snagged this one off of GoodwillFinds for a reasonable price and gave it the full treatment. Cleaned, oiled, tweaked and all the rest. Added a new JJ Short platen courtesy of TB Writers Plus who happened to have a spare on hand to sell me. Currently has a 1973 US government ribbon installed that I found thrifting. Still prints dark as night, and better than modern ribbons! -Edit 5-24-24- Updated this machines photos with some taken on Ilford FP4 B&W film using my Nikon FA 35mm camera. What better to photograph an analog artifact like typewriters, using suitably analog film?

1957 Tower Commander #5AT674767

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mitchell Dayton (aphexteknol)
Created: 12-11-2023 at 06:00AM
Last Edit: 05-23-2024 at 11:09PM


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Was looking for a solid Smith Corona to add to the collection, and for some reason the Sears Towers looked more attractive to me. This is effectively a Sterling, but with a cooler sounding name. Snagged this one off of GoodwillFinds for a reasonable price and gave it the full treatment. Cleaned, oiled, tweaked and all the rest. Added a new JJ Short platen courtesy of TB Writers Plus who happened to have a spare on hand to sell me. Currently has a 1973 US government ribbon installed that I found thrifting. Still prints dark as night, and better than modern ribbons! -Edit 5-24-24- Updated this machines photos with some taken on Ilford FP4 B&W film using my Nikon FA 35mm camera. What better to photograph an analog artifact like typewriters, using suitably analog film?

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Be careful at the end of your roll of film, or this happens.
Be careful at the end of your roll of film, or this happens.

Hunter: Mitchell Dayton (aphexteknol)

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Commodore 64 computer expert, and lover of most things retro. Typewriter collector since 2017. Vintage fountain pen restoration hobbyist.



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