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1902 Smith Premier 2 Serial # 68784 1902 Smith Premier 2 typewriter, Serial # 68784 Erik Bruchez's 1902 Smith Premier 2 typewriter. 2019-05-27 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Erik Bruchez: 1902 Smith Premier 2 Serial # 68784 I bought this machine in really nice condition from the same lady who was selling a Hammond Multiplex and an Oliver 9. The paint and pinstripes are in gorgeous condition.

It came with a cover and wooden base which probably helped protect it better than if it didn't have them.

This is the successor to the Smith Premier 1 from the 1890s. It doesn't have the fancy 3D flowery designs the 1 has, but on the other hand, it has a more reliable escapement, which you can see in operation just by looking at the back of the machine!

Like the Smith Premier 1:

- It has a full keyboard (lowercase and uppercase letters are separate).
- It operates a really neat mechanism with horizontal rods to pull the typebars. This is a very different design from the Remingtons or Underwoods of the time.
- It is an upstrike, or "blind" typewriter. Unlike Remingtons, instead of raising the carriage, you can flip the platen towards you to see what you just wrote.

I haven't cleaned that machine at all yet. It just was in great condition in the first place.

1902 Smith Premier 2 #68784

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-04-2019 at 10:29PM
Last Edit: 05-27-2019 at 11:02AM


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I bought this machine in really nice condition from the same lady who was selling a Hammond Multiplex and an Oliver 9. The paint and pinstripes are in gorgeous condition.

It came with a cover and wooden base which probably helped protect it better than if it didn't have them.

This is the successor to the Smith Premier 1 from the 1890s. It doesn't have the fancy 3D flowery designs the 1 has, but on the other hand, it has a more reliable escapement, which you can see in operation just by looking at the back of the machine!

Like the Smith Premier 1:

- It has a full keyboard (lowercase and uppercase letters are separate).
- It operates a really neat mechanism with horizontal rods to pull the typebars. This is a very different design from the Remingtons or Underwoods of the time.
- It is an upstrike, or "blind" typewriter. Unlike Remingtons, instead of raising the carriage, you can flip the platen towards you to see what you just wrote.

I haven't cleaned that machine at all yet. It just was in great condition in the first place.

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I started collecting my first pre-WW2 standard typewriters in 2017. Since then I have added a few machines to my collection, which now ranges from the 1890s to the 1970s. As of April 2019, I have more big standard (desktop) typewriters than portables, and a few standard electrics.



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