1912 L.C. Smith 5 #192102-5
Created: 03-24-2016 at 09:36AM
Last Edit: 03-24-2016 at 09:41AM
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.
Interesting push-button line spacing mechanism.
The serial number is hidden inside the machine frame behind the tab bar in front (see image below).
Hunter: Mary Echevarria (Mech)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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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