1910 L.C. Smith 2 #95373-2
Status: My Collection
Created: 04-12-2014 at 03:12AM
Last Edit: 06-22-2015 at 03:06PM
L.C. Smith n.2
This was the first real threat to the leadership of the Underwood 5 on the typewriter market.
Designed by the former Typewriter Union engineer Carl Gabrielson, and first produced in 1903, this machine types really fast and smooth.
Every typebar is running on small micro-ball bearings, and the spacing is perfect even without a typeguide.
This typewriter has basket shift, tabulator, fast platen dissassembly, and the carriage runs on ball bearings.
This machine was a success, it didn't of course "beat" the Underwood, but conquered a good marketshare.
On the type test, the keyboard is much lighter than the Underwood, and the typebars hit the platen like bullets, easily making holes on the paper if you type hard.
As a fast-typer Underwood is better because of the Universal Bar fast typebar return, but really this is more matter for typing contests than everyday typing.
The ribbon reverse is automatic, but you can switch manually too, by the small lever on the front upper left part of the typewriter.
Hunter: Enrico Morozzi (elmoroz)
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