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1958 Smith Corona Silent Super Serial # 5T 657779U 1958 Smith Corona Silent Super typewriter, Serial # 5T 657779U Sebastian Kleinschmidt's 1958 Smith Corona Silent Super typewriter. 2021-01-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Sebastian Kleinschmidt: 1958 Smith Corona Silent Super Serial # 5T 657779U This 1958 Smith-Corona Silent-Super (serial number 5T 657779U) was not planned. I had not planned on buying another typewriter in the foreseeable future (that was my thinking at the end of July) but after I had gotten my 1945 Corona Standard 3C and after I had fallen in love with that, I could not resist buying this beautiful Silent-Super for just a few Euros.
It came in great condition and typed quite well already with just a few sticky keys. However, like the Standard 3C, it was smelly. It was not as bad as its older sibling but bad enough that I wouldn't be able to use it without some felt replacement. Now it is clean and smells good, like I would expect a typewriter to smell. It types beautifully and I really enjoy the typing action. Plus, it is also so quiet, definitely the quietest typewriter in my collection so far. And it has this gorgeous Ro88 Bruxelles typeface, so a shadowed Pica typeface.

This is truly my favourite typewriter!

1958 Smith Corona Silent Super #5T 657779U

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Sebastian Kleinschmidt (SebastianKleinschmidt)
Created: 08-26-2020 at 05:31AM
Last Edit: 01-13-2021 at 03:37AM


Description:

This 1958 Smith-Corona Silent-Super (serial number 5T 657779U) was not planned. I had not planned on buying another typewriter in the foreseeable future (that was my thinking at the end of July) but after I had gotten my 1945 Corona Standard 3C and after I had fallen in love with that, I could not resist buying this beautiful Silent-Super for just a few Euros.
It came in great condition and typed quite well already with just a few sticky keys. However, like the Standard 3C, it was smelly. It was not as bad as its older sibling but bad enough that I wouldn't be able to use it without some felt replacement. Now it is clean and smells good, like I would expect a typewriter to smell. It types beautifully and I really enjoy the typing action. Plus, it is also so quiet, definitely the quietest typewriter in my collection so far. And it has this gorgeous Ro88 Bruxelles typeface, so a shadowed Pica typeface.

This is truly my favourite typewriter!

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Smith-Corona Silent-Super in case
Smith-Corona Silent-Super in case

Smith-Corona Silent-Super frontal
Smith-Corona Silent-Super frontal

Smith-Corona Silent-Super  open ribbon spools cover
Smith-Corona Silent-Super open ribbon spools cover

Smith-Corona Silent-Super left side
Smith-Corona Silent-Super left side

Smith-Corona Silent-Super right side
Smith-Corona Silent-Super right side

Smith-Corona Silent-Super back
Smith-Corona Silent-Super back

Smith-Corona Silent-Super close-up ribbon cover, logo Silent-Super and platen
Smith-Corona Silent-Super close-up ribbon cover, logo Silent-Super and platen

Smith-Corona Silent-Super type slugs
Smith-Corona Silent-Super type slugs

Smith-Corona Silent-Super serial number
Smith-Corona Silent-Super serial number

Smith-Corona Silent-Super bottom
Smith-Corona Silent-Super bottom

Smith-Corona Silent-Super case
Smith-Corona Silent-Super case

Hunter: Sebastian Kleinschmidt (SebastianKleinschmidt)

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I'm a new (started in May 2020) typewriter collector from Germany and interested in various kinds of brands and types from pre- and post-WW2, particularly focusing on Seidel & Naumann (Ideal & Erika), Triumph-Adler and Smith-Corona U(my favourite brand!), although I own some other brands and am looking at some others (Voss, Royal, Remington). I particularly like portables, my favourite pre-WW2 typewriter being the Erika 5 and my favourite post-WW2 typewriter being my Smith-Corona Silent-Super.



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