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15-2-2017 21:15:27  #1


Smith Premier 10 typeface pitch

I recently acquired a Smith Premier 10 with a wide carriage (size C), and it has a 9 character per inch typeface.  Was this a standard pitch for Smith Premiers (or, for that matter, other early machines)?  So far, all my pre-war machines have been standard pica (10 cpi).

 

18-3-2017 19:34:32  #2


Re: Smith Premier 10 typeface pitch

I also have a Smith Premier No. 10 with the wide carriage, Model 10-C.  Mine is 10 characters per inch.

​Bought it and a Smith Premier No. 2 last summer from an 88 year old man who used to be a typewriter repairman.  Both typewriters function well and are in beautiful cosmetic condition.

 

18-3-2017 20:44:56  #3


Re: Smith Premier 10 typeface pitch

Interesting.  I guess they did sell them with different typeface sizes.  I would be curious as to what other options were available, order brochures are hard to find.

The Smith Premier 2 is a great find!  I hear those early Smith Premiers have a very light touch.

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21-3-2017 14:39:24  #4


Re: Smith Premier 10 typeface pitch

TabularKey wrote:

The Smith Premier 2 is a great find! I hear those early Smith Premiers have a very light touch.

They do have a very light touch. My SP2 has the lightest touch of my 1890s to 1910s machines.


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04-5-2017 23:22:00  #5


Re: Smith Premier 10 typeface pitch

mre12ax7 wrote:

TabularKey wrote:

The Smith Premier 2 is a great find! I hear those early Smith Premiers have a very light touch.

They do have a very light touch. My SP2 has the lightest touch of my 1890s to 1910s machines.

God.  How many machines do you have?

 

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