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1936 L.C. Smith 8

Serial #1280979B-11

Tab all-clear lever

One of the last model 8's before the Super-Speed model was introduced.

What I find interesting on this machine is the tabulator. A lever on the left end of the carriage is connected to a horizontal bar that pushes down a piece that sets a tab stop. On the right end of the carriage, a lever clears all tab stops. There is no provision for clearing an individual tab stop.

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Tab set lever

Tab all-clear lever

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