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1922 L.C. Smith 8

Serial #460128-8

Vintage cigar cutter was found wedged between the universal bar and the line lock bail

This L.C. Smith No. 8 was a Craigslist find from Los Altos, CA. The typewriter was very rusty and dirty but responded to a good cleaning.

When first examining my typewriter, I found a circa 1920 cigar cutter wedged between the universal bar and the line lock bail.

Ball bearings in the type bars make for a light and snappy touch – truly delightful to type on. The platen is very easy to remove – two screws. The machine has a basket shift. The “Ribbon Key” controls the ribbon color. My typewriter is missing tab stops. I fashioned two new tab connectors from thin metal so I wouldn’t have sunken tab keys.

The serial number on my L. C. Smith No. 8 is found inside the frame behind the back space key.

UPDATE: traded for another 1922 LC Smith No. 8 project machine.

Sighted By: Mary Echevarria

Username: Mech
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 1837
Galleries: 60
Collection: 13
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I'm a novice collector with a very small collection of mostly nonfunctional typewriters. I enjoy tinkering and repairs, so I am slowly but surely putting these typewriters back into service.

1922 L.C. Smith 8 Type Sample

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Ribbon Key is for ribbon color selection

dial for line spacing

The serial number on my L. C. Smith No. 8 is found inside the frame behind the back space key.

Vintage cigar cutter was found wedged between the universal bar and the line lock bail

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