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The Typewriter Database 1940 L.C. Smith Super-Speed Serial # 1A1644523-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1940 L.C. Smith Super-Speed Serial # 1A1644523-12 A friend saved this from the landfill. It has a neat way to remove the back panel without tools.

What is the mechanism around the right spool? When you move the lever, it rotates the spool anchorage a slight bit.

The line space lever has been neatly snapped. How does one do that?

The keys are metal-rimmed plastic---maybe Bakelite, haven’t determined that yet.

Like the Secretarial I have listed, this one has a back panel removable without tools, but of a different design.

In very rough shape when it was donated to me, it is now mostly in rough working order.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne:
1940 L.C. Smith Super-Speed

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1940 L.C. Smith Super-Speed
Serial #
1A1644523-12

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-01-2014 at 06:42PM
Last Edit: 04-16-2016 at 01:02PM

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Description:

A friend saved this from the landfill. It has a neat way to remove the back panel without tools.

What is the mechanism around the right spool? When you move the lever, it rotates the spool anchorage a slight bit.

The line space lever has been neatly snapped. How does one do that?

The keys are metal-rimmed plastic---maybe Bakelite, haven’t determined that yet.

Like the Secretarial I have listed, this one has a back panel removable without tools, but of a different design.

In very rough shape when it was donated to me, it is now mostly in rough working order.


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Michael Hoehne
Username: mhoehne

While I find all of mankind's inventions interesting, I am most enchanted by the human-scale arts and devices, the ones that can be created (and repaired) in a home workshop or studio; the ones that can be understood by looking at them; the ones that do something useful or stir admiration. Typewriters work for me.


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