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1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable Serial # 5TE152020 1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable typewriter, Serial # 5TE152020 Liz Glenn's 1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable typewriter. 2021-05-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Liz Glenn: 1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable Serial # 5TE152020 "SADE aka Special Agent Dee Electric"

I acquired this beautiful machine from Duane Jensen (PhoenixTypewriter) in February 2021. According to Duane, this has never been serviced or opened up in its lifetime until he got ahold of it. Besides my 2 IBM Selectrics, this SC 5TE is by far my favorite and is one of my easiest machines to use on a daily basis. I am absolutely gaga over this one. I never thought I would like/love the ELITE pitch since I do prefer PICA pitch machines. The platen and feed rollers are very soft, which is a blessing in itself. This speedy typewriter is my first foray into the 1950s era of machines since the majority of my collection consists of machines from the 1960s and beyond. This is a KEEPER and definitely lives up to the HYPE that I've been hearing about all of these years about the 5TEs...If you're gonna get an electric, grab a Smith-Corona Electric!

*May2021-CC/W

1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable #5TE152020

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Liz Glenn (Jasanna)
Created: 03-05-2021 at 11:08PM
Last Edit: 05-30-2021 at 01:51PM


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"SADE aka Special Agent Dee Electric"

I acquired this beautiful machine from Duane Jensen (PhoenixTypewriter) in February 2021. According to Duane, this has never been serviced or opened up in its lifetime until he got ahold of it. Besides my 2 IBM Selectrics, this SC 5TE is by far my favorite and is one of my easiest machines to use on a daily basis. I am absolutely gaga over this one. I never thought I would like/love the ELITE pitch since I do prefer PICA pitch machines. The platen and feed rollers are very soft, which is a blessing in itself. This speedy typewriter is my first foray into the 1950s era of machines since the majority of my collection consists of machines from the 1960s and beyond. This is a KEEPER and definitely lives up to the HYPE that I've been hearing about all of these years about the 5TEs...If you're gonna get an electric, grab a Smith-Corona Electric!

*May2021-CC/W

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Hunter: Liz Glenn (Jasanna)

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Just a "Typewriter Nut". I like collecting technologies from the past such as typewriters and computers. There's just something about learning how things were made (& worked) back in the day!



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