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1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable Serial # 5TE 141616 1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable typewriter, Serial # 5TE 141616 Matt Watkins's 1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable typewriter. 2024-03-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Matt Watkins: 1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable Serial # 5TE 141616 Bought from original owner in Lewiston, ID on 3/3/2024 from original woman owner than received new as youngster. "Electric" badge is white indicating first part of 1958 versus red of later ones. Shift doesn't hold very well, 6 key sticks, and += slugs stick....some light maintenance next.

1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable #5TE 141616

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Matt Watkins (Ignaciob)
Created: 03-03-2024 at 06:42PM
Last Edit: 03-14-2024 at 12:01AM


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Bought from original owner in Lewiston, ID on 3/3/2024 from original woman owner than received new as youngster. "Electric" badge is white indicating first part of 1958 versus red of later ones. Shift doesn't hold very well, 6 key sticks, and += slugs stick....some light maintenance next.

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Hunter: Matt Watkins (Ignaciob)

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First hunt and pecked on a 60's Smith Corona Sterling my mother had and Took typing class in 1982 on an IBM Selectric as a means to get into the computer class my sophomore year. Probably reached 60wpm. Once I moved over to computers I never really went back to typewriters, but 40 years later I find myself enjoying the sound, feel, and smell of a now-vintage Selectric 2 and just picked up a 1955 Silent Super. We'll see how far down the rabbit hole I go....



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