Working 1938 Smith-Premier Home Portable Typewriter – New Ribbon, Case -Excellent Condition – Made in UK and USA
Working vintage Smith-Premier Home Portable manual typewriter in London (U.K.). According to the serial code, we established that the typewriter parts were manufactured in the 1930s, during the Great American Depression, in USA. Then it was assembled in the UK. Taking into account such a milestone, this typewriter has preserved all its functions and, also cosmetically looks really neat. The solid metal rim keys are strong and comfortable and it provides a sense of stability and sturdiness to the typist. However, as the typewriter was made during the worst economic downturn, this particular model lacks the back space key, the right margin, the bell, ribbon colour switch and paper support .
This USA and UK made typewriter is fitted with a new black ribbon and it is ready for action. Also comes with the original case which has a comfortable hand-made handle.
This eighty years old typewriter is in superb working order. Minor signs of age and use are present.
This typewriter would be an inspiring model to authors and writers. Due to its sleek and glossy looks, it would be a center piece at a wedding, exhibition, office or home. It would also be an ideal present. This typewriter would probably suit a typist who is already familiar with typewriters.