1958 Smith Corona Silent Super #5T 657779U
Status: My Collection
Created: 08-26-2020 at 05:31AM
Last Edit: 01-13-2021 at 03:37AM
This 1958 Smith-Corona Silent-Super (serial number 5T 657779U) was not planned. I had not planned on buying another typewriter in the foreseeable future (that was my thinking at the end of July) but after I had gotten my 1945 Corona Standard 3C and after I had fallen in love with that, I could not resist buying this beautiful Silent-Super for just a few Euros.
It came in great condition and typed quite well already with just a few sticky keys. However, like the Standard 3C, it was smelly. It was not as bad as its older sibling but bad enough that I wouldn't be able to use it without some felt replacement. Now it is clean and smells good, like I would expect a typewriter to smell. It types beautifully and I really enjoy the typing action. Plus, it is also so quiet, definitely the quietest typewriter in my collection so far. And it has this gorgeous Ro88 Bruxelles typeface, so a shadowed Pica typeface.
This is truly my favourite typewriter!
Hunter: Sebastian Kleinschmidt (SebastianKleinschmidt)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I'm a new (started in May 2020) typewriter collector from Germany and interested in various kinds of brands and types from pre- and post-WW2, particularly focusing on Seidel & Naumann (Ideal & Erika), Triumph-Adler and Smith-Corona U(my favourite brand!), although I own some other brands and am looking at some others (Voss, Royal, Remington). I particularly like portables, my favourite pre-WW2 typewriter being the Erika 5 and my favourite post-WW2 typewriter being my Smith-Corona Silent-Super.
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