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1940 L.C. Smith Super Speed Serial # 1A1604958-11 1940 L.C. Smith Super Speed typewriter, Serial # 1A1604958-11 Ian Brumfield's 1940 L.C. Smith Super Speed typewriter. 2015-07-31 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ian Brumfield: 1940 L.C. Smith Super Speed Serial # 1A1604958-11 Bought this at the 2014 Antique Typewriter Collector's Meeting. This one has a problem with the bell that causes the bell to ring constantly - I think that the clapper is bent. We call this machine 'dinghy' because it rings all the time and would make a good boat anchor.

1940 L.C. Smith Super Speed #1A1604958-11

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Ian Brumfield (T1peM0nkey)
Created: 05-22-2015 at 12:06PM
Last Edit: 07-31-2015 at 01:12PM


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Bought this at the 2014 Antique Typewriter Collector's Meeting. This one has a problem with the bell that causes the bell to ring constantly - I think that the clapper is bent. We call this machine 'dinghy' because it rings all the time and would make a good boat anchor.

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Hunter: Ian Brumfield (T1peM0nkey)

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I've been hunting for typewriters since 2012, but I've loved them for long before that... about 2003. In the short amount of time in which I've started seriously collecting I've amassed a collection of over 65 machines (now specializing in Royals), one of which is parts. At the ripe old age of 20, to boot!

In November of 2013 I participated in National Novel Writing Month and hit a pretty decent 105,991 words; all written on manual machines. I think that this is a new record, but there isn't any official record keeping in the Typewriter Brigade.



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