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1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable Serial # 5TE173230U 1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable typewriter, Serial # 5TE173230U Massimo Martelancz's 1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable typewriter. 2020-06-05 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Massimo Martelancz: 1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable Serial # 5TE173230U The first electric portable typewriter, Smith Corona model 5TE in seafoam green color. This specimen was found under a ton of dust in an old warehouse on the Como lake, certainly unused for many many years, it was a big surprise for me to see how with a minimal and easy intervention (I'm not a skilled typewriter repairman !!) it has returned to work perfectly.

1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable #5TE173230U

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Massimo Martelancz (max0407)
Created: 06-03-2020 at 05:31AM
Last Edit: 06-05-2020 at 12:47AM


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The first electric portable typewriter, Smith Corona model 5TE in seafoam green color. This specimen was found under a ton of dust in an old warehouse on the Como lake, certainly unused for many many years, it was a big surprise for me to see how with a minimal and easy intervention (I'm not a skilled typewriter repairman !!) it has returned to work perfectly.

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Hunter: Massimo Martelancz (max0407)

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I have been an Italian typewriter collector for many many years. At that time, I loved very old typewriters from late 1800s to early 1900s. After a break of a few years I returned to collect typewriters but no longer so old, I prefer now the design of the 40's, 50's and 60's. Yes, I am an affectionate collector of Olivetti, of course, but I'm attracted to all the other brands from that period, not just Italian.



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