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1948 Smith Corona Clipper Serial # 4C243839 1948 Smith Corona Clipper typewriter, Serial # 4C243839 Heather Hjorth's 1948 Smith Corona Clipper typewriter. 2023-06-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Heather Hjorth: 1948 Smith Corona Clipper Serial # 4C243839 This Smith-Corona clipper came with its case in perfect working order, including a working ribbon. These big dish-like glass keys are a joy to type on... much larger key area than other glass keyed machines (Specifically, I'm thinking about the little keys on my Underwood 3-Bank Portable). The settings are easy to manipulate on this machine, and I found a free original owner's manual online. What's not to love?
I've updated this with the serial number and changed the date from 195x to 1948 - thanks to a fellow hunter who helped me locate the S/N.

1948 Smith Corona Clipper #4C243839

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Heather Hjorth (Weaklink)
Created: 06-05-2023 at 12:19PM
Last Edit: 06-18-2023 at 07:40PM


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This Smith-Corona clipper came with its case in perfect working order, including a working ribbon. These big dish-like glass keys are a joy to type on... much larger key area than other glass keyed machines (Specifically, I'm thinking about the little keys on my Underwood 3-Bank Portable). The settings are easy to manipulate on this machine, and I found a free original owner's manual online. What's not to love?
I've updated this with the serial number and changed the date from 195x to 1948 - thanks to a fellow hunter who helped me locate the S/N.

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Hunter: Heather Hjorth (Weaklink)

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I enjoy a wide variety of mechanical marvels including accordions, pump organs, and typewriters.
My mother was an amazing typist who became a legal secretary at a big NYC law firm; she could type over 100 wpm (accurately) on a manual machine. Later in her life, she taught middle school - many subjects - but typing was her favorite. Unlike teaching English, there was no pile of unpaid papers to grade.
My first typewriter was a green-on-green Underwood, purchased in the 1990s. Several decades passed before the typewriter bug bit again. Now I have a small collection of manual machines, including a Blickenderfer No. 7, a tiny 3 bank Underwood (1923), and a Smith-Corona Clipper among others. I'll eventually get them loaded up in the database.



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