This classic Smith-Corona Super Sterling has a freshly installed ink ribbon, comes in a sturdy Trimline carrying case with the locking key, and is ready for immediate use. Everything works like new: every key, every linkage and every control -- right down to the bright end-of-line bell. Here's a short clip of the machine in action.1970 Smith-Corona Super Sterling typewriter demo. I've been at this hobby of collecting and fixing typewriters for about 40 years, and have worked with hundreds of Smith-Coronas. Smith-Corona applied the Sterling name to its middle tier of typewriters beginning in 1934, and there was always a Sterling in the company's line until Smith-Corona stopped making manual machines almost five decades later. There was the Sterling 1A, the 2A, 3A, 4A and then the 5A which had its legendary run through the 1950s. Next came a short-lived (and quite wonderful) transitional model, the Sterling 5AX, followed in 1966 by this machine with its newly faceted bodywork and the 6SS prefix: the Super Sterling. The pictures provided here illustrate the condition of this typewriter from every angle.
The paint and chrome are clean and uncorroded. Except for two small changes, this machine is bone-stock as from the factory. I reinforced the release levers on both ends of the carriage with layers of marine epoxy, because these levers are known weak spots on Smith-Coronas of this era.
And I upgraded this typewriter with the back panel from a Smith-Corona Galaxie, the premium sister model to the Super Sterling. The Galaxie's back panel has a useful feature the Sterling lacks -- a pop-up paper support. This typewriter came to me in serious need of cleaning, but lightly-used and entirely unmolested. Most of the time I spent with it involved cleaning (compressed air, solvents, brass brushes, polishes), lubrication and minor adjustments; then, of course, testing of every function.
Testing means more than a quick pass through the alphabet: to discover a problem that crops up only a couple times per page, you need to type a whole page. Now I'm comfortable declaring that everything works just right. The clear image of a specimen page is what you need to see if you're serious about using a typewriter.The type pitch here is pica: 10 characters to the inch, the larger of the two most common sizes. The Super Sterling is a substantial home portable -- some collectors call these models semi-portables or "luggables, " because they store away easily but aren't to be confused with lightweights designed for travel. Packed in its case, this typewriter weighs 18 pounds, 12 ounces. The impression this typewriter places on the page is clear and even. The typing touch is what you should expect from a correctly adjusted Smith-Corona: light and quick. Each linkage includes a parallelogram which keeps the key level through its stroke.
Smith-Corona's marketing people called it the "piano key" action. But you won't need to replace this machine's ribbon anytime soon: It should be good for hundreds of pages. The item "Smith Corona 1970 Super Sterling typewriter withcase, key+ribbon Works perfectly" is in sale since Monday, July 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Typewriters".
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