1956 Smith-Corona Clipper typewriter demo - YouTube. I have a particular affection for the Clipper. Its feature set gives you everything a writer needs and nothing more.
The Clipper distills the essence of a typewriter; simple and sturdy, it's perfectly fitted to its task. It's a great first manual typewriter -- and a great tenth or twentieth typewriter, too, for that matter. The Smith-Corona 5 series of home portables (comprising three models -- Clipper, Sterling and Silent) was introduced in time for the Christmas 1949 shopping season and earned its place in the typewriter pantheon with a great run through the ensuing decade. The Clipper was the entry-level model -- but it's important to understand this: The differences among models involved add-on features, not the core mechanism.
The physical experience of typing on any one of these machines, properly set up, is the same. What I'm trying to say is that the Clipper is not a less-well-made version of the Sterling or Silent; it's a simpler version, lacking such extras as a tab mechanism and paper support arms at the back of the machine. The Clipper name was introduced by Smith-Corona in 1945, when the company resumed typewriter production at the end of World War II. Early machines from the 4C series, the immediate precursors of this model, had a decal on the front panel depicting a famous luxury passenger plane, the Boeing B-314 Clipper.
I feature a specimen typed page because this is what you need to see if you intend to put a classic typewriter to use as well as on display. For me, the diagnosis and repair is half the fun. The cosmetics of this typewriter are excellent; the machine is clean both inside and out, has been lightly lubricated where appropriate, and is entirely corrosion free. This was one of the last years for the classic green bakelite keys on the keyboard. The tweed carrying case is solid and protects the typewriter well.Everything -- as it did when this typewriter came from the factory in 1956. Go ahead: load a sheet of paper and start to write that grocery list, letter or manuscript. The text is pica, 10 characters to the inch -- the larger of the two most common type sizes. The quality of its typed impression -- clean and even -- and its quick and light typing action suggest that this machine has been valued and cared for. The platen is in such good condition, I'm inclined to think it has been replaced at some point in this typewriter's history. In his definitive and enjoyable! Book, The Typewriter Revolution , Richard Polt praises this series of Smith-Coronas, writing: "The keyboard has an easy, comfortable touch, " and adding, . The beefy machines of the fifties have the sturdiest construction. In the documentary film, American Typewriter , the actor and avid collector Tom Hanks declares these machines from the 1950s his favorite for writing. Please do be in touch if you need more pictures or have any questions about the condition, use or care of this typewriter. The item "1956 Smith Corona Clipper typewriter withcase and new ribbon.
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