|SMITH PREMIER NO. 2 (Will Davis collection)
This model was produced from 1895; the first Smith Premier appeared in 1889. This example is s/n 72006 and was built in 1902.
This is an upstrike machine -- meaning that the type bars strike the bottom of the platen. You cannot see what you're typing as you're typing it. It also has a full double keyboard; the white keys are lower-case.
These machines were designed to keep their alignment (and not require adjustment) better than other contemporary machines, though the use of crank-operated type bar linkages -- a fairly unique design.
|Smith Premier Typewriter Works, Syracuse, New York, as it appeared about 1910. Postcard illustration.|
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