from the platen of my Eaton’s Prestige (aka Smith Corona Silent Super c. 1959)
purchased Dec 15, 2011
This typewriter was made like a tank! Plus it has every feature that was available, even the platen is removeable.
It sold for $119.50. I paid $20. In 1959 you could have purchased a Rolex watch for $100. I’m glad typewriters have not appreciated in value to that degree.