Last week I was inundated with several “modern” typewriters ranging from IBM Selectrics and Wheel Writers to a Swintec 7000.
This week it is these two L.C. Smith typewriters. Both are dirt buckets that need copious vacuuming and blowing out of debris. I’m always impressed at how well made and stately these L.C. Smith’s are. The one pictured above is an accounting typewriter with a dedicated row of tab stops so when you are updating a ledger, you don’t have to guess which column is being updated.
To keep the chaos to a reasonable level each machine is assigned a parts bin. This is a good example. We use the tin can method of small parts organization so the small stuff stays together. Sometimes we resort to the cottage cheese container method.