Saturday, November 21, 2015

L.C. Smith Typewriter, 1929

The 1929 World Almanac and Book of Facts.  Facsimile Edition.  American Heritage Press, Workman Publishing Co., Inc., 1971.
L.C. Smith was founded in Syracuse from a shotgun making firm.  The company was the first to offer a machine that could print both upper- and lower-case letters. The idea for ball bearings came from a patent for artificial legs, which the Smith brothers bought. Eventually, the company merged with Corona, the leading manufacturer of portable typewriters.  The rest, as they say, is history.

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