24 Oct 2013

Smith-Corona Script of Vertical Nature

1956 Smith-Corona Silent-Super 5T370396










Turn your head upside-down.
The script kinda looks like Georgian when you look at it that way...such fate. What fate.

Sent from my new Smith-Corona Silent-Super

12 comments:

  1. Man, you are lucky! If you want to turn it around for a handsome profit, please consider me to be first in line. Please? Pretty please?

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    1. Hmmm...I'm thinking four figures. :P

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  2. I do love the colour and look of those machines, but they are the start of SC's downward slope.

    You've done well to get one of those machines with that typeface. I wouldn't say no to one myself, but as far as script typefaces are concerned - my feeling is that there is a reason it wasn't so popular. I just can't find a love for it myself, and I think that the more common script typeface is much more refined and elegant.

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    1. I actually prefer these machines and the ones that came immediately later (My blue galaxie-style Super Sterling comes to mind) to the earlier Super-5s.

      It's certainly a weird one, pretty limited in its use. I don't know why it appeals to me so strongly!

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  3. I love that typeface, too. Don't know why, but it makes me happy. Otherwise I'm not a fan of script fonts - too "frilly". But this one is just goofy enough to be fun. If I hadn't found the same recently (http://tonymindling.blogspot.com/2013/10/meet-rusty-and-ollie.html) I'd be insanely jealous. I have at least one additional Silent-Super in standard pica, and consider these excellent machines. Rusty, my vertical script version, is typing well now as purchased, and once he gets a good cleaning and servicing he will definitely be in the letter-writing starting lineup - the grandkids will love it!

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    1. It's broken through the "I'm too serious and sensible for script typefaces" wall for me too. XD Yours was quite a surprise find! I'd never have guessed when I saw it when you posted it.

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    2. I agree Tony! This is a typeface that makes happy, it embodies fun, is not too serious. I never thought I would buy a typewriter just for the typeface, but maybe that's changed now...

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  4. That is a beautiful typewriter. I have yet to add that model to my collection. That is one of the more unusual, at least to me, script type faces.

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  5. Aside from sheer luck, I don't know how one could land a typewriter with a specific typeface in mind, especially when it's an online purchase. I guess you're really lucky to snag that Wright Script SC.

    Peter gave Adwoa a machine with that very same typeface. Well, he's from Tacoma where typewriters grow on trees. Oh, wait a minute, I think you're from Tacoma too. Okay, that should explain everything!

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    1. Who would have guessed! And one that I'm specifically after that is much more common, Congress Pica, continues to elude me time after time. Weird how things work. I don't really mind. ;)

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    2. I found mine at the Deseret store in Federal Way and have seen no typers there since. Funny how that works out. I will have to send in my Adwoa question responses so I can get her to type on it.

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  6. I have never seen that typeface before! It does not look real. Wow.

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