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1954 Smith Corona Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working beautifully


1954 Smith Corona Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working beautifully
1954 Smith Corona Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working beautifully
1954 Smith Corona Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working beautifully
1954 Smith Corona Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working beautifully
1954 Smith Corona Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working beautifully
1954 Smith Corona Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working beautifully
1954 Smith Corona Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working beautifully
1954 Smith Corona Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working beautifully
1954 Smith Corona Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working beautifully
1954 Smith Corona Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working beautifully
1954 Smith Corona Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working beautifully
1954 Smith Corona Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working beautifully

1954 Smith Corona Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working beautifully    1954 Smith Corona Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working beautifully
Here's an iconic machine from the golden age of manual typewriters: a 1954 Smith-Corona Super, ready for use right out of its (refurbished) carrying case. I've cleaned, adjusted, lubricated and repainted this machine and have installed a fresh ink ribbon. Every feature of this typewriter now functions as it was intended to in the year of its manufacture -- every key, every linkage, every control. Here's a short clip of the machine at work. Collecting and repairing typewriters has been a hobby of mine for some 40 years, and this one came to me in need of care that ended up involving several visits to my stock of parts machines. It was worth the time -- this typewriter was Smith-Corona's premium model in its day and deserves to find a new life with a new owner. Though the chrome was spotless, I couldn't salvage the original paint, and have applied three coats of satin slate blue so the machine now looks as good as it works. The Smith-Corona typing touch is beloved among typewriter collectors and serious users -- it's quick and light, with a patented parallelogram design in the linkages which keeps every key flat through its stroke.

The SCM marketing people called this feature comfort touch. The Super (prefix 5T) was the premium model and included a system for setting and clearing tab stops from the keyboard. The type size here is pica, 10 characters to the inch -- the larger of the two most common typewriter print sizes. For a sense of the cosmetic condition, I encourage you to enlarge the photos.

The green keys and carriage knobs play nicely against the slate-blue paint. Please note: It was only after finishing my photo and video sessions with this typewriter that I noticed it had come to me with one green carriage knob and one replacement gray knob. I've reached into my stock of parts and placed a correct green knob on the right end of the carriage, and I hope it's okay that I didn't go back and repeat the photo and video sessions! While all the bodywork was removed for painting (see photo above), I had access to the mechanical innards and gave them a thorough cleaning.

This machine came to me without a carrying case; I salvaged a newer Smith-Corona case with a broken latch, securing it with industrial-strength hook and loop fabric, and it now protects the typewriter well. Most important here, in my view, are the images depicting the impression this typewriter places on the page. If you seek a typewriter for use as well as for display, the quality of the specimen page should guide your shopping decision. I should note that the new ribbon in this machine is on the "wet" or heavily inked side. The impression will become a bit more crisp as this ribbon is used. In both the specimen sample and the video clip, I'm typing with a "second sheet, " a backing sheet of paper which cushions the impact of the keys. This is best practice when you're using a machine of this vintage that has its original platen. Please do be in touch if you have any questions about the condition, use or care of this machine. The item "1954 Smith Corona Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working beautifully" is in sale since Wednesday, March 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Typewriters". The seller is "spanghew" and is located in Edgartown, Massachusetts.

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  1. Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  2. Material: Steel
  3. Type: Manual
  4. Year: 1954
  5. Features: Portable
  6. Vintage: Yes
  7. Brand: Smith Corona


1954 Smith Corona Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working beautifully    1954 Smith Corona Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working beautifully