1951 Smith-Corona Silent and Eyelet Pliers Kit
Slightly different shaped knobs than my later model Super-5's
Light green keys!
Inking up the rollers...
Ink by the 5-pound can!
The Business end
Just to make the day complete, I dropped by MTE and showed him my new find. He had this mint green SM-3 that he'd just finished cleaning up. It had been found in a field with the case rotting around it, and was caked with rust and dirt when it went into Bill Wahl's Typewriter Spa. Now it functions perfectly, and is clean as a whistle! This is a pretty fecthing shade of green that I hadn't seen on an SM before. Just think. Someone left this in a field to *rot*.
And another Olympia, this time an SM-7 in blue. Newly cleaned and serviced and serving front window duty at MTE.