1959 Empire Smith-Corona Empire #S2/278E359
Created: 12-17-2013 at 12:12AM
Last Edit: 03-05-2015 at 10:02AM
This was made right after Smith-Corona acquired Empire. This has a broken mainspring, as all other Empires I have seen do.
Hunter: Nick T (schreibstang)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I started collecting typewriters in 2006, but what started it all was using my mother's Brother Student-Riter XL1 in 2004. The next year I received my grandma's Smith-Corona Silent, which was enough to hold me over for a little while but eventually led to an obsession with manual portable typewriters.
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