13 April 2012
Smith-Corona Silent-Super and Cursive Type
I sold my Olympia SM-7 (cursive type), and shortly after while browsing, I found a cheap Smith-Corona Silent-Super with script. I sold the Olympia because I did not like typing on it and did not use it. As one may suspect, I prefer Smith-Coronas, so at the price I found this Silent-Super in a standard typeface, I would have went for it anyway.
It arrived damaged due to improper packing (undersized "box" (essentially wrapped in remains of what was once one or two boxes)). The later Smith-Corona cases dent on impact, and this can displace or impact the typewriter within. I had to take the body off to put it back into shape, and fortunately the frame of the typewriter itself was not damaged. The case was preventing the spacebar from being pressed.
The keys were sticking too. I fixed that as well (that was a problem it was advertised as having).
I put in a fresh black/purple ribbon and it works pretty well. I am lending it to a friend tonight.