Duplicate in our personal typewriter collection.
Its a non common machine that you can type on normally.
As per the typewriter database,
3-Bank semi-portable introduced as low-price machine. Manufactured in the Smith Premier factory in Syracuse. Ribbon spools mounted side by side in center rear of machine, as in Smith Premier No. 10. Designed by Arthur W. Smith and John H. Barr, with ideas of Frank Sholes. Production ended in 1918"
Serial JA 70 XXX from between years 1914 & 1918 as there was no documentation of specific years. around 108 years old.
Professionally restored to working order.
Smooth and ready to type for long hours.
Will recommend to a calm typist for perfect performance.
Platen has new rubber fitted on its platen as old one is worn and was totally damaged.
Its types in two spaces and doesn't have the option of one space, and no explanation for that as it was mechanically designed for two spaces or release of the platen.
Types nicely and clearly.
Like all our typewriters, it was genuinely restored & serviced.
No touch paint is done anywhere and paint work is considerably excellent for its age.
Nice label on the front. mentioning where it was treated and serviced.
One main mark or surface scratch on it.
Has age marks on the inside and specially on the keys and inner mechanism,
Its not a desk typewriter and more likely a semi desk with no case for it.
Keyboard & Font/Typeface:
10 pts per the inch.