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1916 L.C. Smith 8 Serial # 298871-8 1916 L.C. Smith 8 typewriter, Serial # 298871-8 Brendan Raftery's 1916 L.C. Smith 8 typewriter. 2021-06-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brendan Raftery: 1916 L.C. Smith 8 Serial # 298871-8 This is the first machine I have bought in over 23 years, the last being a 1936 Underwood 6 for $5. I was looking for a small part for the Underwood 6 online which I ended up finding under the keys when my FB Marketplace started lighting up with typewriters. This LC Smith was a half mile from me for $50. It was in pretty rough shape, platen was wrecked, feed rollers were square, it had been repainted sometime in maybe the 40s(?). I really wanted to clean it up and make it shine but no amount of buffing would bring it back. I decided to give it a new life that was a bit more colourful. I still have to put the decals on it but that is about all. The pics are without the side and front covers that are the ones you can see through.

1916 L.C. Smith 8 #298871-8

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Brendan Raftery (BCDC)
Created: 06-06-2021 at 09:30PM
Last Edit: 06-06-2021 at 09:48PM


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This is the first machine I have bought in over 23 years, the last being a 1936 Underwood 6 for $5. I was looking for a small part for the Underwood 6 online which I ended up finding under the keys when my FB Marketplace started lighting up with typewriters. This LC Smith was a half mile from me for $50. It was in pretty rough shape, platen was wrecked, feed rollers were square, it had been repainted sometime in maybe the 40s(?). I really wanted to clean it up and make it shine but no amount of buffing would bring it back. I decided to give it a new life that was a bit more colourful. I still have to put the decals on it but that is about all. The pics are without the side and front covers that are the ones you can see through.

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Hunter: Brendan Raftery (BCDC)

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Dad, typewriter nerd, disc golfer, musician and an all around swell guy. I bought my first machine in around 1997 for $5 (Underwood 6) and restored it in a small cabin I lived in. I had it for the past 24 years when my 8 year old daughter asked if it worked, I brought it down off the shelf and she started playing with it. I then saw on FB Marketplace a 1916 LC Smith that needed a ton of work for $50, and that hooked me, 4 months later I have 26 machines and have plans for all of them. Fantastic hobby. I love them being so Analog.



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