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1961 Smith Corona Electric Portable Serial # 5TE237598 1961 Smith Corona Electric Portable typewriter, Serial # 5TE237598 Michael Hoehne's 1961 Smith Corona Electric Portable typewriter. 2017-09-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1961 Smith Corona Electric Portable Serial # 5TE237598 From an antique store, in decent condition. This one has an odd label on the paper table--- Electric V . Yes, it's rather a high serial number among the ones in this database, but the fifth version?

This is my first one of these “first portable electrics  and I must say, it lives up to all the praise you guys have given it---smooth, strong, accurate, quiet, ....

Thanks. You made me not hesitate to pick it up.

1961 Smith Corona Electric Portable #5TE237598

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-11-2016 at 05:44PM
Last Edit: 09-24-2017 at 02:01PM


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From an antique store, in decent condition. This one has an odd label on the paper table--- Electric V . Yes, it's rather a high serial number among the ones in this database, but the fifth version?

This is my first one of these “first portable electrics  and I must say, it lives up to all the praise you guys have given it---smooth, strong, accurate, quiet, ....

Thanks. You made me not hesitate to pick it up.

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First portable with an ON-OFF switch (upper right)
First portable with an ON-OFF switch (upper right)



Now we need louvers to dissipate all the heat from that powerful electric motor!
Now we need louvers to dissipate all the heat from that powerful electric motor!


COLLECT  'EM  ALL!
COLLECT 'EM ALL!

That one item is blacked out because this particular typewriter does not have those "paper fingers", though I don't know whether the correction was done by the factory or the owner.
That one item is blacked out because this particular typewriter does not have those "paper fingers", though I don't know whether the correction was done by the factory or the owner.

I'm pretty sure that case is empty....
I'm pretty sure that case is empty....

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