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Vintage Smith Premier Typewriter in Original Case

Vintage Smith Premier Typewriter in Original Case | Ref. no. 05175 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 05175
Price: £ 0.00
This is a vintage cased portable typewriter by The Smith Premier Chum, manufactured in the 1930s.

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This is a vintage cased portable typewriter by The Smith Premier Chum, manufactured in the 1930s. This particular model was assembled in Great Britain from parts made in the USA. It comes in its own black case with a handle. All keys are original and in order.


Serial Number: SV418867

Condition:

 
This typewriter is in good condition and does type but we do not guarantee it to be in full working order and are selling this as a decorative item.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 13 x Width 30 x Depth 31.5

Dimensions in inches:

Height 5 inches x Width 1 foot x Depth 1 foot, 0 inches

Our reference: 05175

Smith Premier Typewriter Company - originated in 1886, when it was established by brothers; Lyman Cornelius Smith, Wilbert Smith, Monroe C. Smith and Hurlburt Smith. The brothers created the first machine to use both uppercase and lowercase letters. This was accomplished with a unique feature that made use of a double keyboard. The advertisements "cunningly boasted" that there was "a key for every character!"

In 1887, the Smith-Premier, the first typewriter to bear the Smith name, was manufactured in Lyman C. Smith's gun factory on South Clinton Street in Syracuse, New YorkAlexander T. Brown, an employee, invented the machine, and Wilbert Smith financed the construction of the prototype. 

During 1893, Smith joined with the Union Typewriter Company, a trust in Syracuse which included rival firms RemingtonCaligraphDensmore and Yost.

Not long after, Union took action and blocked the Smith Premier Typewriter Company from using the new front strike design, which allowed typists to see the paper as they typed.

As a result, the Smith brothers quit in 1903 and founded L. C. Smith & Bros. Typewriter Company. The new company soon released the "L.C. Smith & Bros. Model No. 2", which was an odd beginning because, a full year later, they released the "L.C. Smith & Bros. Model No. 1." Carl Gabrielson was the inventor of both No. 1 and No. 2 models

To promote usage of the typewriter, the company began by offering typing services at the company headquarters located at the corner of East Genesee and Washington streets in Syracuse. 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 13 x Width 30 x Depth 31.5

Dimensions in inches:

Height 5 inches x Width 1 foot x Depth 1 foot, 0 inches

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