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1959 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 5A 784357 1959 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter, Serial # 5A 784357 James Grooms's 1959 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter. 2024-04-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1959 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 5A 784357 A good typer as all 5 series machines are. An easy clean and service that could use some more detailing. The white keys are a step backwards for typing feel imo. The 'tweedy' Holiday hard case has a broken handle (not the best design for this version). The Desert Sand paint scheme with white keys a first for 1959.
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1959 Smith Corona Sterling #5A 784357

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 11-29-2023 at 08:13AM
Last Edit: 04-02-2024 at 05:38AM


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A good typer as all 5 series machines are. An easy clean and service that could use some more detailing. The white keys are a step backwards for typing feel imo. The 'tweedy' Holiday hard case has a broken handle (not the best design for this version). The Desert Sand paint scheme with white keys a first for 1959.
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Note the personal serial number at top right.
Note the personal serial number at top right.

Newspaper ad from 1959.
Newspaper ad from 1959.

The 1959 models from Smith Corona.
The 1959 models from Smith Corona.

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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