Vintage Green Typewriter, 1950s Retro, Smith Corona 5TE, Portable Electric, Rare Model, Carrying Case, Mint w White, Metal Body, Home Decor

$550.00 $687.50

The gorgeous 1950's Smith-Corona Portable Electric Series 5TE typewriter and original hard shell carrying case are in great condition. Also, while some of the typing keys appear to need some lubrication to keep them from sticking, there is a link below to a short video showing that the typewriter is also in good working condition. Along with this, the photos of the very clean interior and underside most likely reveal that the typewriter along with its original carrying case have rarely been used. The slightly distressed but intact original sticker near the back right side shows that this is a Smith-Corona Portable Typewriter Series 5TE rated at 115 Volts A.C. 60 Cycle 40 Watts with "RADIO INTERFERENCE FREE" near the bottom. While the slightly distressed steel body of the typewriter is very similar to olive or sea-foam, references refer to the color as mint green. The beautiful mint green body has white to off-white trim that matches the keys. In addition to the mint green with white to off-white trim, the retro mid-century styling is noticed even more in the shiny chrome and silver accents. Even more, the incredibly attractive aesthetics of the typewriter are further enhanced by its slightly distressed rich brown/burnt-orange carrying case. According to the original card, the brown/burnt-orange hard shell is technically referred to as a "Holiday" carrying case. Since the hard shell is non-magnetic, it is most likely aluminum which is very consistent with the obvious brushed-aluminum trim where the two halves come together. While the case appears to be aluminum, the handle mounts, locking mechanism, four feet on the bottom, and dual hinges are steel.

Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual.

The small white "electric" badge was repaired with a drop of adhesive as it was a little loose in its slot and had separated in one little area. Other than that, there are no breaks, cracks, dents, or repair places on this gorgeous 1950's Smith-Corona Portable electric typewriter or its original "Holiday" carrying case. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the typewriter and case - mainly in the form of slight distress and age. As previously noted, while the typewriter appears to be in good working condition, some of the typing keys are a little slow in returning or get stuck. Hence, the keys and possibly the machine in general may need lubricating and/or adjusting before heavy use. Also, while the ribbon is still intact on the rolls inside the machine and looks barely used, it is possible the ink is dry due to age and/or climate. In addition, the original gray electrical cord along with its original non-polarized plug-in is in very good working condition. While the cord is very clean, the outer plastic skin of the cord shows some distress from where the typewriter sat on the cord inside the carrying case. In addition, the two included keys and the locking mechanism are in great working condition.

The decorative possibilities for this gorgeous 1950's Smith-Corona Portable electric typewriter along and "Holiday" carrying case are many. The display case or open collectibles shelf would be enhanced by the addition of this mint green Smith-Corona typewriter. Also, the entryway table or home office would welcome this aesthetically attractive Smith-Corona typewriter and case for its stunning retro mid-century styling along with its mint green and rich brown/burnt-orange color combination. In addition, the growing collection of vintage and mid-century instruments would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this rare series 5TE Smith-Corona portable electric typewriter with its original "Holiday" case and included keys.

The collector will appreciate this gorgeous 1950's Smith-Corona Portable Electric Series 5TE typewriter and original hard shell carrying case for their great condition, rich mint green and brown/burnt-orange color palette, retro mid-century styling, chrome and silver accents, very clean interior and underside, working lock mechanism, two included keys, atomic age charm, and beautiful overall appearance.

The 1950's Smith-Corona Portable Electric typewriter in the original hard shell carrying case weighs approximately 373 oz. or 23 lbs. 5 oz.

The gorgeous brown/burnt-orange Smith-Corona hard shell "Holiday" carrying case measures approximately 13.5" tall to the top of the case or 156" tall to the top of the raised handle x 13 5/16" wide from outside to outside x 6.25" deep.

There is a video of this gorgeous Smith-Corona Series 5TE electric typewriter @

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Vintage Green Typewriter 1950s Retro Smith Corona 5TE Portable Electric Rare Model Carrying Case Mint w White Metal Body Home Decor

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