Smith Premier 1

Typewriter
Date of appearance: 1890
Manufacturer: L.C. Smith Gun Co.
Designer: Alexander T. Brown
Made in: Syracuse, New York, USA
Originally Sold For: $100
Weight: g
Tags: typewriter


The Smith Premier was the most advertised and successful double keyboard typewriter of its time. Model 1 is distinguished from later models by its exquisite nickel-plated embossed pattern on the frame. You can see close up views of this spectacular design in the detail images below. “The pen is mightier than the sword but the Smith Premier typewriter bends them both” "Improvement the order of the age."

Smith Premier 1
Smith Premier 1 (antiquetypewriters.com)
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