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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. 2023-11-29 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1959 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 5A 784357 A Goodwill typer. Excellent condition with 'tweedy' Holiday hard case. Excellent condition for both, with the exception of the case latch being cracked at the screw mount. 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: 11-29-2023 at 10:01AM


Description:

A Goodwill typer. Excellent condition with 'tweedy' Holiday hard case. Excellent condition for both, with the exception of the case latch being cracked at the screw mount. The
Desert Sand paint scheme with white keys a first for 1959.
http://machinesoflovinggrace.com/s-coronas.htm

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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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