‘Tis the Season

Sold another typewriter this week, a 1966 Smith Corona Sterling. In fact, just a Silent Super with a different name on it. Smith Corona was still making the 5 series in 1966, long after they introduced series 6. I have a 1959 series 6 to prove it!  This one is a present for a youngster. Lucky kid to have a cool grandmother! I’m thrilled to see this going to a young writer.

1966 Sterling aka Silent Super

I got out my “Christmas” typewriter, a red Remington Rand (spray painted ). My grandson spotted it and immediately began to press on the keys. It’s never too early to start typing lessons.

11 month old typist

Another sign of the season is the abundance of raptors about. This eagle dove towards the lake and then we saw it fly off into a tree. When we got close, we could see it eating what it had caught. Then it wiped its beak on a branch. There were no napkins available.

eagle having lunch

you have crumbs on your cheek!

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Filed under Birds, Photography, Typewriters, Wildlife, winter

2 responses to “‘Tis the Season

  1. Those “new” 5-Series Sterlings are possibly the very best machines to give to nubs. All the quality and feel of a 50’s Super-5 with better paint and neutral smells.

  2. Oddly enough, I like the smell of my old SS5!

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