Typewriter of the type-bar class, manufactured in 1912 by the Smith Premier Co. of Syracuse, New York, U.S.A. Front-strike design, with type-bars in horizontal semicircular basket. Serial number is 116639, indicating year of manufacture as 1912.

Machine is fitted with a double keyboard with separate keys for uppercase and lowercase characters.

Physical Description

Black-painted metal frame. Platen on top. Double keyboard with 89 keys in total. Ribbon spools mounted close together on horizontal axes behind and beneath platen. Ribbon passes forward and back beneath platen and is exposed only in the immediate vicinity of the typing point.

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