Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Smith-Corona Silent

This is the oldest Super-5 typewriter that I have seen. It was made in 1949, according to the Typewriter Database. I bought it at the Red Door Antique Mall in Mount Vernon, Washington on December 14. 
The Red Door Antique Mall--notice the old washing machine in front. This building was most likely built as a garage.
 The logo is burnished metal; later models have a plastic logo.

 Notice the serial number--this is the lowest that I have seen for this model! This typewriter also has a brand-new ribbon.
The light green function keys indicate that this is an early model, made between 1949 and 1953. The brown space bar was only used for a few months, before it was changed to the body color. This typewriter has Elite type.

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