Vintage 1946 Smith Corona Sterling Speedline Portable Typewriter - $150 (Edgewood)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Smith Corona - Sterling
model name / number: Serial number: 4A178783
According to the TypewriterDatabase.com online website, having searched by its serial number, this particular typewriter was produced in 1946, and has a 12-inch carriage.

This is an original, nicely working Smith-Corona manual portable typewriter, a model called Sterling, bearing serial number 4A178783 which dates its production year to 1946. The Sterling was first introduced in 1933 and continued in production for nearly 5 decades. Several improvements were made along the way, and this Speedline version sports a new body style that modernized the squared-end style of the 1930s. Glossy dual stripes encircling the base and bisecting the ribbon cover lid just underscore the confident image the Speedline wants to convey. This specific model was offered through the end of 1948, and came in matte black as seen here.

This typewriter types well. Keys may stick occasionally and that can be remedied with an old toothbrush and a little paint thinner or WD-40. It's in very good condition for its age. It has a black ribbon that produces consistent print quality. This machine has full function of its controls, and its keys produce sharp clear characters. All four rubber pads on the feet underneath the chassis are present and intact. Original hard carrying case is included.

Dimensions of the typewriter are 12.5”W X 12.5”D x 5”H. The wood carry case measures 13.5” x 13.5” x 6”. The carry handle is intact and secure, as are the front and back latches inside that firmly hold down the typewriter. The top detaches so the case bottom can stay with the typewriter if desired, and the typewriter is entirely removeable from its case with a release lever at the front-right corner of the typewriter and mounted to the base.

Will be able to meet in most of the Albuquerque/Los Lunas/Santa Fe metro area.

Now only $150.
In-person cash sale only.
Cash only - NO CHECKS!
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Shipping is available at buyer's option and expense.

Have a blessed day.

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