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1964 Smith Corona Classic Serial # 5X 146978 1964 Smith Corona Classic typewriter, Serial # 5X 146978 Daniel Deary's 1964 Smith Corona Classic typewriter. 2022-05-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Daniel Deary: 1964 Smith Corona Classic Serial # 5X 146978 My first three diamond 5X series Smith Corona that allegedly is an updated version of a Silent Super. Got it off Craigslist but it was dirty and the keys were sticking. Once cleaned it performed superbly . This unit has no centering lever but most Classics have that feature. The bell is diminutive and is not loud like my 5AX Sterling. The basket/vibrator with 2 screws is very much like the Silent Super. Elite type.

1964 Smith Corona Classic #5X 146978

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Daniel Deary (Dan48)
Created: 03-14-2022 at 11:12AM
Last Edit: 05-13-2022 at 04:58AM


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My first three diamond 5X series Smith Corona that allegedly is an updated version of a Silent Super. Got it off Craigslist but it was dirty and the keys were sticking. Once cleaned it performed superbly . This unit has no centering lever but most Classics have that feature. The bell is diminutive and is not loud like my 5AX Sterling. The basket/vibrator with 2 screws is very much like the Silent Super. Elite type.

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Note the small bell.  This differs from the 5AX Sterling which has a much bigger and louder bell.
Note the small bell. This differs from the 5AX Sterling which has a much bigger and louder bell.

Hunter: Daniel Deary (Dan48)

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Retired. Have been a Photography geek for many years...old school film. Also have been an audiophile and have been collecting vinyl before it became fashionable. Accidently(?) began collecting typewriters in the early1980's...I had four by 2006. After I inherited my mothers Hermes 3000 in 2017 my interest really took off and now I have 17 typewriters in total. The majority of my collection are Smith Corona's largely because they are plentiful, easy to work on and are very good typers.



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