Here's an excellent example of an iconic machine from the golden age of manual typewriters: a 1958 Smith-Corona Silent-Super, properly set up and ready for use right out of its original Holiday carrying case. I've cleaned, adjusted and lubricated this machine and have installed a fresh ink ribbon, wound onto period-correct metal spools.Every feature of this typewriter now functions as it was intended to in the year of its manufacture -- every key, every linkage, every control. 1958 Smith-Corona Silent-Super, typing demo - YouTube. 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. For years, the SCM advertising people called this feature comfort touch.
The Silent-Super (prefix 5T) was the premium model in the series and included a system for setting and clearing tab stops from the keyboard. Models with an X at the end of the serial number, as this one has, included an extra key on the keyboard for the numeral 1 and the exclamation point.The type size here is pica, 10 characters to the inch -- the larger of the two most common typewriter print sizes. Do save the vintage steel spools and wind your new ribbon onto them when the day comes -- it's the work of a couple of minutes, and they look so much cooler under the hood than plastic. I've been collecting and repairing vintage manual typewriters for 40 years.
The Smith-Corona 5 series is one of my favorites, and I'm entirely in my comfort zone working on them. This is a full-sized portable with the snappy and responsive action that collectors and writers prize in Smith-Coronas from the 1950s.For a sense of the cosmetic condition, I encourage you to enlarge the photos. 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 and is in excellent condition, with its original locking key. Most important here, in my view, are the images presenting the impression this typewriter places on the page.
If you seek a typewriter for use as well as for display, the specimen page should weigh heavily in your shopping decision. 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 "1958 Smith Corona Silent-Super Typewriter withcase, new ribbon. Working perfectly" is in sale since Sunday, January 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Typewriters".
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