1934 L.C. Smith 8 #1124451G-10
Status: My Collection
Created: 09-06-2019 at 09:11AM
Last Edit: 09-06-2019 at 09:52AM
Rare fully operational Walnut Green #8 that is set up with a special 3.5 inch platen assembly for cutting stencils. This machine came from the collection of Phillip Cole.
Believe the "G" in the serial number designates the green color rather than a machine built for the military. Have seen the black machines with the "B" in the serial numbers.
Some confusion as to the exact model year. Per the serial number database this is a 1934. This particular machine has a single upper tab bar which is inconsistent with the galleries for the 1934 (they all have a top row of keys for decimal tabulation, ribbon key, and back space key). The first time I see the single upper bar replacing the row of keys is with the 1936 model.
Hunter: Stephen Clancy (navyldolcdr)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Retired in June of 2015 and relocated from IL to NC (no more snow and cold but unfortunately, no more Portillo's Chicago dogs either). Missed my old manual typewriter and went on the hunt for a replacement. My first find was a 1920 Royal Model 10 (second design with the dual side glass) . Have always been very fond of typewriters, from the old portable that my mother used, to my first typing class in 1967, then on into the Navy where, as a Communications Yeoman, I worked on the AN/UGC-6 with the 28 ASR (automatic send receive) teletype machine as well as the IBM card punch machines in use at the time. I guess you can say that from 1967 onward, I have been typing on one machine or another, and now have started collecting as my little part in the preservation of the great machines of he past.
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