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1934 L.C. Smith Silent 8 Serial # S1137453B 12 1934 L.C. Smith Silent 8 typewriter, Serial # S1137453B 12 Michael Hoehne's 1934 L.C. Smith Silent 8 typewriter. 2018-09-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1934 L.C. Smith Silent 8 Serial # S1137453B 12 Hmmm. The “Statistical” model. Has anyone seen this before? Based on the L.C. Smith & Corona Silent 8 so I filed it as such for consistency here, but really---Statistical! It has decimal tabs up to 1,000,000. Other than that I don’t know what makes it special for statistics.

Sorry, but carriage or escapement problems (at least) prevent a type sample yet, though I can say it is roman elite.

1934 L.C. Smith Silent 8 #S1137453B 12

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Michael Hoehne (mhoehne)
Created: 09-02-2018 at 02:36PM
Last Edit: 09-02-2018 at 02:45PM


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Hmmm. The “Statistical” model. Has anyone seen this before? Based on the L.C. Smith & Corona Silent 8 so I filed it as such for consistency here, but really---Statistical! It has decimal tabs up to 1,000,000. Other than that I don’t know what makes it special for statistics.

Sorry, but carriage or escapement problems (at least) prevent a type sample yet, though I can say it is roman elite.

Typeface Specimen:

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The ball-bearing typebar pivots area.
The ball-bearing typebar pivots area.


That tower in the center holds the decimal tab setting rods.
That tower in the center holds the decimal tab setting rods.



The proprietary L.C. Smith ribbon spool, made to accommodate their ribbon-reversing mechanism.
The proprietary L.C. Smith ribbon spool, made to accommodate their ribbon-reversing mechanism.


Decimal Tabs up to a million.
Decimal Tabs up to a million.

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