Procrastinating my writing by way of typecasting...
That looks fresh out of the box! Nice find!I see Super-5 Clippers on eBay once in a while, but no, they don't seem to surface with the frequency of their Sterling and Silent bretheren.They cost only $5 less than the next model up, the Sterling; I reckon most people just shelled out the extra fiver for the additional features. Consumer Reports basically said not to bother with any of these entry-level typers and buy a mid-range machine (this was partially because of the low trade-in value should you change your mind and decide to upgrade). However, they did rate the Super-5 Clipper "Very Good", an upgrade over the Speedline Clipper's "Fair" rating a decade earlier.
So, is that what this is considered, a Super-5 Clipper?
Super-5 was Smith-Corona's official name for the body style, yes, just as the 1938-1949 body style was the Speedline. Rarely used outside of internal S-C terminology, but a handy way of differentiating the styles.
Yes, quite handy indeed. Thank you so much for the insight!