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1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable Serial # 5TE 151436 1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable typewriter, Serial # 5TE 151436 James Grooms's 1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable typewriter. 2024-05-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable Serial # 5TE 151436 So, so dirty I wasn't sure what was under the grease. Turned out pretty nice considering the challenge of this color. A loose O/o slug was the only issue. I really like these machines!!

1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable #5TE 151436

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 05-18-2024 at 03:44PM
Last Edit: 05-18-2024 at 04:23PM


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So, so dirty I wasn't sure what was under the grease. Turned out pretty nice considering the challenge of this color. A loose O/o slug was the only issue. I really like these machines!!

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Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)

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As with many, the bug is back there somewhere due to an Underwood No. 5. My grandfather was on a small town school board and used one for this. My parents had a yellow Royal Safari that I used to index card everything, including a beer can collection. Collection syndrome clue! The long dormant tic was activated when my neighbors left a Remington Quiet Riter on the curb when they moved in circa 2010, Yes a believe it or not story is next, when a Hermes 3000 comes home with the girlfriend from work for free. Yes, free! From there the addiction is full steam. And yes, I now have a No. 5. Typewriters are the perfect blend of using one's technical skills, history and functional purpose.



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