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1940 L.C. Smith Super Speed Serial # 1A1551606-11 1940 L.C. Smith Super Speed typewriter, Serial # 1A1551606-11 Richard Bettes's 1940 L.C. Smith Super Speed typewriter. 2019-05-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Bettes: 1940 L.C. Smith Super Speed Serial # 1A1551606-11 Belongs to a friend who has had it in her basement for the last forty years or so. Not in working condition, although it is all there and would be a great future restoration project.

1940 L.C. Smith Super Speed #1A1551606-11

Status: Sightings
Created: 05-12-2019 at 07:09PM
Last Edit: 05-12-2019 at 07:15PM


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Belongs to a friend who has had it in her basement for the last forty years or so. Not in working condition, although it is all there and would be a great future restoration project.

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Hunter: Richard Bettes (GramsRoyal)

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I am a retired printer going back to letterpress and hot type days, and just recently have begun collecting. I have acquired four typewriters so far, ranging from the 30's to the 60's; two Royals and two Smith-Coronas (well, almost two--one is a Sears Tower Commander). I love working on small machinery, and have been known to do a bit of woodworking occasionally. Also play guitar and mandolin and have been spotted at picnics and barbecues playing in string bands (Americana). I think old cars are great as well.
I don't have a preference for a specific style or date of typewriter yet, but seem drawn to mid-century portables. I'd like to try a few desktops to complement my writing, but we'll see what the budget and my wife's sanity can tolerate.



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