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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Petersen:
1939 L.C. Smith Super Speed

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1939 L.C. Smith Super Speed
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Status: My Collection
Created: 11-03-2013 at 05:03PM
Last Edit: 07-31-2015 at 01:12PM

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Purchased for $25 via craigslist in the New River Valley, Virginia. When I bought it I was disappointed that everything was rusted stiff. I attacked it with a lot of Liquid Wrench penetrating oil and patience and now it works great! I have kept it in barn-find condition externally for fun. I love the independent bearing action, very snappy machine.


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Mark Petersen
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I am an aspiring novelist and avid typewriter enthusiast from the New River Valley in Virginia. I am a proud Virginia Tech graduate with an education in creative writing. I use typewriters for all my writing and am working on a novel. I also do street poetry. I often can be found writing on one of my machines in downtown Blacksburg and enjoying a drink.
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You can mail me at Mark Petersen / PO Box 6683 / Christiansburg, VA 24068-6683

1939 L.C. Smith Super Speed Photo Gallery

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