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1922 L.C. Smith 8 Serial # 460128-8 1922 L.C. Smith 8 typewriter, Serial # 460128-8 Mary Echevarria's 1922 L.C. Smith 8 typewriter. 2015-11-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mary Echevarria: 1922 L.C. Smith 8 Serial # 460128-8 This L.C. Smith No. 8 was a Craigslist find from Los Altos, CA. The typewriter was very rusty and dirty but responded to a good cleaning.

When first examining my typewriter, I found a circa 1920 cigar cutter wedged between the universal bar and the line lock bail.

Ball bearings in the type bars make for a light and snappy touch – truly delightful to type on. The platen is very easy to remove – two screws. The machine has a basket shift. The “Ribbon Key” controls the ribbon color. My typewriter is missing tab stops. I fashioned two new tab connectors from thin metal so I wouldn’t have sunken tab keys.

The serial number on my L. C. Smith No. 8 is found inside the frame behind the back space key.

UPDATE: traded for another 1922 LC Smith No. 8 project machine.

1922 L.C. Smith 8 #460128-8

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Mary Echevarria (Mech)
Created: 07-21-2015 at 07:45PM
Last Edit: 11-02-2015 at 08:58PM


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This L.C. Smith No. 8 was a Craigslist find from Los Altos, CA. The typewriter was very rusty and dirty but responded to a good cleaning.

When first examining my typewriter, I found a circa 1920 cigar cutter wedged between the universal bar and the line lock bail.

Ball bearings in the type bars make for a light and snappy touch – truly delightful to type on. The platen is very easy to remove – two screws. The machine has a basket shift. The “Ribbon Key” controls the ribbon color. My typewriter is missing tab stops. I fashioned two new tab connectors from thin metal so I wouldn’t have sunken tab keys.

The serial number on my L. C. Smith No. 8 is found inside the frame behind the back space key.

UPDATE: traded for another 1922 LC Smith No. 8 project machine.

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Vintage cigar cutter was found wedged between the universal bar and the line lock bail
Vintage cigar cutter was found wedged between the universal bar and the line lock bail

The serial number on my L. C. Smith No. 8 is found inside the frame behind the back space key.
The serial number on my L. C. Smith No. 8 is found inside the frame behind the back space key.




dial for line spacing
dial for line spacing





Ribbon Key is for ribbon color selection
Ribbon Key is for ribbon color selection




Hunter: Mary Echevarria (Mech)

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I'm a novice collector with a very small collection of mostly nonfunctional typewriters. I enjoy tinkering and repairs, so I am slowly but surely putting these typewriters back into service.



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