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1960 Tower Tabulator Serial # 5 CT411741 1960 Tower Tabulator typewriter, Serial # 5 CT411741 Michael Hoehne's 1960 Tower Tabulator typewriter. 2019-01-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1960 Tower Tabulator Serial # 5 CT411741 This is a Smith-Corona 5-series, made for the Sears “Tower” brand. I had thought that this brand was in honor of the famous Sears Tower in Chicago but this typewriter was made many years before the tower was. Must be something else going on.

It came in a nifty, snappy pressed steel Holiday case in a cream tweed pattern that is a nice change from the darker S-C versions. The typewriter works well, as usual, and all-in-all this is a nice package.

Be sure to read the note about the atomic logo, below.

1960 Tower Tabulator #5 CT411741

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Michael Hoehne (mhoehne)
Created: 09-17-2015 at 07:52PM
Last Edit: 01-06-2019 at 09:00PM


Description:

This is a Smith-Corona 5-series, made for the Sears “Tower” brand. I had thought that this brand was in honor of the famous Sears Tower in Chicago but this typewriter was made many years before the tower was. Must be something else going on.

It came in a nifty, snappy pressed steel Holiday case in a cream tweed pattern that is a nice change from the darker S-C versions. The typewriter works well, as usual, and all-in-all this is a nice package.

Be sure to read the note about the atomic logo, below.

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At first glance this is the iconic "Atom" icon so ubiquitous in the 1950s but when you do the double-take, you realize it is a very clever "SR" for Sears Roebuck. Neat, eh?
At first glance this is the iconic "Atom" icon so ubiquitous in the 1950s but when you do the double-take, you realize it is a very clever "SR" for Sears Roebuck. Neat, eh?




Hunter: Michael Hoehne (mhoehne)

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