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1965 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 5AX 361609 1965 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter, Serial # 5AX 361609 James Grooms's 1965 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter. 2024-03-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1965 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 5AX 361609 The Sterling takes over the slot previously occupied by the Silent Super in the S-C lineup. Another interesting newspaper clip, as it shows the lineup and it is clearly an electric world and SCM dominates it. The Royal Heritage is appropriately priced junk.

This resurrection turned out nice considering a mixed drink was spilled into it. The platen was frozen stuck. Previous attempts to move it broke the line release mech's arms. The blue platen is out of a Galaxie ii parts machine. The typebars were frozen as well, as in zero movement. I turned to a very careful use of carb cleaner to get thing underway.

Is this case unique to the 5AX series?

Check out Nis' vids and note the differences in escapement noise on return. See PT on how to remedy/adjust for this.

1965 Smith Corona Sterling #5AX 361609

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 03-04-2024 at 09:50AM
Last Edit: 03-04-2024 at 10:23AM


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The Sterling takes over the slot previously occupied by the Silent Super in the S-C lineup. Another interesting newspaper clip, as it shows the lineup and it is clearly an electric world and SCM dominates it. The Royal Heritage is appropriately priced junk.

This resurrection turned out nice considering a mixed drink was spilled into it. The platen was frozen stuck. Previous attempts to move it broke the line release mech's arms. The blue platen is out of a Galaxie ii parts machine. The typebars were frozen as well, as in zero movement. I turned to a very careful use of carb cleaner to get thing underway.

Is this case unique to the 5AX series?

Check out Nis' vids and note the differences in escapement noise on return. See PT on how to remedy/adjust for this.

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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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