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The Typewriter Database 1938 L.C. Smith Silent Super Speed Serial # S1482797-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Timothy Conine: 1938 L.C. Smith Silent Super Speed Serial # S1482797-20 This belongs to the Upper Peninsula Steam & Gas Engine Association Museum in Escanaba, MI.
It is a free museum with some 60,000 items in it's collection, only 12 of which are typewriters, but about $500 in annual maintenance budget. The operational status of the museum's typewriters is usually not good.
They weren't so much "donated" as "salvaged", but history is history, and the hope is that, as de facto curator, I can get some help in repairing the machines.

While this is a beautiful-looking machine, the carriage is stuck in place. It's also not on display in the museum because it's too big to fit in the display cabinet with the rest of the collection.

The list of serial numbers indicates the Silent model was introduced a year after the serial number on this particular machine. Any information on that would be helpful.

Interesting note, this machine had the platen replaced around 1960, indicating a very long and productive service life!

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Timothy Conine:
1938 L.C. Smith Silent Super Speed

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1938 L.C. Smith Silent Super Speed
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S1482797-20

Status: Sightings
Created: 08-10-2016 at 02:26PM
Last Edit: 08-10-2016 at 02:36PM

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Description:

This belongs to the Upper Peninsula Steam & Gas Engine Association Museum in Escanaba, MI.
It is a free museum with some 60,000 items in it's collection, only 12 of which are typewriters, but about $500 in annual maintenance budget. The operational status of the museum's typewriters is usually not good.
They weren't so much "donated" as "salvaged", but history is history, and the hope is that, as de facto curator, I can get some help in repairing the machines.

While this is a beautiful-looking machine, the carriage is stuck in place. It's also not on display in the museum because it's too big to fit in the display cabinet with the rest of the collection.

The list of serial numbers indicates the Silent model was introduced a year after the serial number on this particular machine. Any information on that would be helpful.

Interesting note, this machine had the platen replaced around 1960, indicating a very long and productive service life!


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Timothy Conine
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I recently acquired my third classic Remington Typewriter (In three years) and I am the deFacto curator of Typewriters, cameras and other small gadgets at The Upper Penninsula Steam & Gas Engine Assn. (UPSGEA) Museum in Escanaba, MI. I have a diffficult time locating serial numbers on the oddballs, so if you can help, please do!
The Museum has an 1894 L.C. Smith, Oliver, Underwood, and Elliot Fischer models, Which I hope to have in my album, soon!


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