Saturday, June 12, 2010

1910 Typewriter

Well it wasn't the Brooklyn Flea, but we went to a neighborhood of yard sales this morning and got a number of wonderful items including a 1910 typewriter. Information from the Typewriter Conservancy :

The L.C. Smith type-writer incorporated some advanced features. As far as we are aware, the No. 2 (actually manufactured before the No. 1) was the first machine that was basket shifted instead of carriage shifted. However, the typing basket shifted up instead of down. The platen was easily removed without tools by moving back a clip over the axle between the platen and the platen knob on both sides of the carriage. This not only allowed replacement of worn-outs platens, but the quick insertion of platens for special purposes, such as manifolding and typing index cards.

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