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1912 L.C. Smith 5 Serial # 192102-5 1912 L.C. Smith 5 typewriter, Serial # 192102-5 Mary Echevarria's 1912 L.C. Smith 5 typewriter. 2016-03-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mary Echevarria: 1912 L.C. Smith 5 Serial # 192102-5 I cleaned this very old typewriter and un-jammed its jammed carriage for a friend at a local shop. Now clean and with a new ribbon, it types wonderfully though noisily. The platen is very hard. I made new feet out of wine corks.

Basket shift.

Interesting push-button line spacing mechanism.

The serial number is hidden inside the machine frame behind the tab bar in front (see image below).

1912 L.C. Smith 5 #192102-5

Status: Sightings
Created: 03-24-2016 at 09:36AM
Last Edit: 03-24-2016 at 09:41AM


Description:

I cleaned this very old typewriter and un-jammed its jammed carriage for a friend at a local shop. Now clean and with a new ribbon, it types wonderfully though noisily. The platen is very hard. I made new feet out of wine corks.

Basket shift.

Interesting push-button line spacing mechanism.

The serial number is hidden inside the machine frame behind the tab bar in front (see image below).

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Push-button setting for line spacing
Push-button setting for line spacing

New feet made out of wine corks
New feet made out of wine corks

Serial number is found inside the machine behind the tab bar in front
Serial number is found inside the machine behind the tab bar in front

Hunter: Mary Echevarria (Mech)

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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.



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