1920 L.C. Smith 8 #395711-8
Status: My Collection
Created: 10-02-2019 at 08:41AM
Last Edit: 10-02-2019 at 08:43AM
France is becoming a good hunting ground, and this beautiful typewriter is a good example.
At first I wasn't too interested in it. The other L.C. Smith I have (a Super Speed 11) was a bit of a letdown because I expected more from it, so I was in no hurry to get another one. Add to the mix the price was fair but not great. But in the end I was like "well, how bad could this be on the long run?". For now the investment has paid out, or at least I'm satisfied enough with it. The typewriter is not in working condition because the ribbon spools and the ribbon vibrator are too lazy, and there's the oh-so-common problem with feed rollers in typewriters this old. They're not totally destroyed, but the leftmost one is flattened enough to give me a headache so I prefer to repair it, then address the issue with the ribbon spools and finally enjoy this fairly promising typewriter.
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
The first typewriter I saw was my grandpaÂ´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didnÂ´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.
A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.
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