Smith Corona 5 Series

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The Smith-Corona Silent-Super is a typewriter made by Smith-Corona. It was an extremely successful product and has many variations.

History and Design

After the Second World War, the wealth of the 1950s brought a new consumer culture to the United States. Now a global superpower, Americans wanted nicer consumer products, and Smith-Corona launched a new line -- colloquially referred to as the "5-series" -- to succeed its prewar portable typewriters. These new machines were robust, rich with functions, well-built, and consumer goods -- in fun colors.

Common Issues

The linkages on these machines tend to come off rather easily, but can be easily reattached (as demonstrated here):Smith Corona Typewriter Typebar Links Off, Repair, Reattach, Straighten, Adjust

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