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1952 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 5A317773 1952 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter, Serial # 5A317773 Bill Gibson's 1952 Smith Corona Sterling typewriter. 2024-07-07 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Bill Gibson: 1952 Smith Corona Sterling Serial # 5A317773 This is my first-ever typewriter. I picked it up for $35 at an estate sale in Phoenix, AZ in July 2024. I’m brand new to the hobby, but from having typed through some lines with it, it’s in pretty good shape! I gave it a good dusting with compressed air to clear out the dust bunnies, seems like it hadn’t been used (or at least cleaned) in quite a while. I threw in a new ribbon and I’ve been off to the races!

I haven’t been able to gather any info on past ownership or service, there were no service center stickers like I’ve seen on some other entries here. If I read the serial number chart right, I believe I have the year correct, but let me know if I made a mistake.

1952 Smith Corona Sterling #5A317773

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Bill Gibson (BillG94)
Created: 07-07-2024 at 09:33PM
Last Edit: 07-07-2024 at 10:13PM


Description:

This is my first-ever typewriter. I picked it up for $35 at an estate sale in Phoenix, AZ in July 2024. I’m brand new to the hobby, but from having typed through some lines with it, it’s in pretty good shape! I gave it a good dusting with compressed air to clear out the dust bunnies, seems like it hadn’t been used (or at least cleaned) in quite a while. I threw in a new ribbon and I’ve been off to the races!

I haven’t been able to gather any info on past ownership or service, there were no service center stickers like I’ve seen on some other entries here. If I read the serial number chart right, I believe I have the year correct, but let me know if I made a mistake.

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Hunter: Bill Gibson (BillG94)

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I’m brand new to the hobby, just picked up my first ever typewriter and loving it already



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