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1946 Smith Corona Silent Serial # 4S129874 1946 Smith Corona Silent typewriter, Serial # 4S129874 Sarah VanAllen's 1946 Smith Corona Silent typewriter. 2020-09-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Sarah VanAllen: 1946 Smith Corona Silent Serial # 4S129874 Smith Corona “Silent†by LC Smith Corona. Received in very dirty condition and carefully cleaned. It has a broken right platen knob, and had a disconnected M key link. I have completed the cleaning and will post “after†pictures soon. It has cleaned up nicely. One of the dirtiest ones yet, however, with some love, it lives again, and the ribbon still has useful life. I wish I'd taken a closer look at the right platen before purchasing, but it was inexpensive, and I've wanted to add one of these to the collection for a while, now. Black glass keytops in excellent condition. Appears to have lived on a shelf for years, and may have been dropped on its' side (hence the broken knob with whatever broke off, missing). I'm sure my fellow typewriter hunters can help me find a good replacement knob. This is a handsome machine and types quite well following repair of the M link, reforming the ribbon vibrator, segment flush, and replacement of the ribbon. I have been doing some touch-up paint as well.

1946 Smith Corona Silent #4S129874

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-13-2020 at 08:32PM
Last Edit: 09-16-2020 at 12:48PM


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Smith Corona “Silent†by LC Smith Corona. Received in very dirty condition and carefully cleaned. It has a broken right platen knob, and had a disconnected M key link. I have completed the cleaning and will post “after†pictures soon. It has cleaned up nicely. One of the dirtiest ones yet, however, with some love, it lives again, and the ribbon still has useful life. I wish I'd taken a closer look at the right platen before purchasing, but it was inexpensive, and I've wanted to add one of these to the collection for a while, now. Black glass keytops in excellent condition. Appears to have lived on a shelf for years, and may have been dropped on its' side (hence the broken knob with whatever broke off, missing). I'm sure my fellow typewriter hunters can help me find a good replacement knob. This is a handsome machine and types quite well following repair of the M link, reforming the ribbon vibrator, segment flush, and replacement of the ribbon. I have been doing some touch-up paint as well.

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Hunter: Sarah VanAllen (TipTapTypewriterSFBay)

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Stuck indoors since March 2020, on pandemic furlough from my usual occupation, I've become a serious typewriter enthusiast. Once chained to a desk with a computer screen, micro-cassette tapes and a Dictafone by my side, I am now an analog devotee. I love typewriters.

My journey into typewriter hunting began in March 2020, and since acquiring my first machine, a Voss ST-24, I have now learned to recondition nearly 20 machines.

I keep careful records of each typewriter in a binder at home, collect typeface samples, photographs, and make journal entries. I love to read and now have many books on the subject. I hope to continually expand my knowledge through careful study and hands-on research. I love using typewriters in my daily life. I collect some, sell some, and have given some as gifts.

I have been inspired by others, including a famous actor, who have done the same.

In real life, at the computer keyboard, I type 100 words per minute, specializing in medical terminology for surgical pathology reports.

At home, using typewriter keyboards, I estimate my typing speed is closer to 65-80 wpm, with variable accuracy, and I am happy to be slowing down a little.

The deliberate process of writing on a typewriter has been good for my soul. Typewriting to journal has been a balm during these strange times. I hope to share my appreciation of typewriters with others and to meaningfully contribute to this wonderful database.



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