Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Smith Corona Silence is Super

 The Smith Corona Silent Super is one of SC's finest models. Solid and reliable. I am getting used to its textured gunmetal gray finish with distintive Green stripes, keys, logo and paper table. It sits solid while typing unlike some other portables. I will have to dedicate a section on this site to cover the cases for each machine, often as distinctive as what is stored inside. As I become more familiar with collecting, by a glance at the case alone I know what make I am dealing with. I have yet to cross-reference the serial number but know that this machine would have been manufactured in the early '50's.  

I II Took these shots beneath a halogen lamp with no flash. When I read about a machine found in the trash, or those bought only for their keys for crafters, it breaks my heart. I really do love these machines.


  1. Hello, I just got a nice Smith Corona Super Silent typewriter and case, but no manual. Looking for help in figuring out how to unlock the keys.
    Any Tips ?

  2. Here's one (realizing this reply is a year old),d.aWc