For a sense of the cosmetic condition, I encourage you to enlarge the photos. The ivory keys and carriage knobs present very nicely against the freshly-scrubbed Alpine Blue paint.In the course of refurbishing this machine, I disassembled the bodywork for access to the mechanical innards and a thorough cleaning. The Holiday case (Smith-Corona's premium carrying case) has also been cleaned, is in excellent condition, and includes its original locking key. 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 weigh heavily in 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 even 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 "1955 Smith Corona Silent-Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working perfectly" is in sale since Wednesday, February 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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