This wonderful Smith Premier portable typewriter was made in 1928 in the US and one of the most innovative features is its "pop-up" typebars which are raised for use via a side lever and lay back flat for storage. This model is basically a Remington No 2 made under the Smith Premier label and has the lovely "SP" logos on each side in a classic art deco styling .It has a matt black " crinkle paintwork finish and the Smith Premier name on the carriage. This one has the slightly larger " Pica " typeface so types with 10 letters to the inch.
The typewriter is in full working order and in a generally very good condition for its age with just a few small marks mainly on the bottom edge at the left hand side and some wear to the silver chromework mainly at the left hand end of the carriage. The type bars raise up and it types well .The keys are all in a good condition and are all of a beautiful and classic vintage black colour with chrome silver surrounds and dark creme letters and numbers .
This typewriter has been professionally cleaned ,serviced, adjusted and tested . It is in working order and is fitted with a new ribbon so its all ready for you to start typing on . We also include a photo copy of a Remington Portable instruction manual .
Group 1 typewriter ribbons can be purchased from us and cost $12.50 including postage . You can purchase any manual typewriter ribbon for this machine and rewind the new ribbon onto its original metal spools you can use two tone red and black ribbons on this machine as well as other plain colours .A ribbon will last you a long time . To give you an idea , in an office environment with someone using a typewriter professionally a ribbon would have lasted them around three months.
The carry case is the standard wood with leatherette covering and is in a good condition. The original leather handle has been lost but we have made and fitted a new leather handle and the metal closure works well . You can take the typewriter of the base board by just undoing 4 screws .
The typewriter measures 28 cms across by 28 cms deep and 8 cms high .
This is a highly collectable working 1920's vintage typewriter with the pop up typebars and would make a wonderful and special gift that makes for a great display item and can be used for smaller typing projects. If you are after something to do extensive typing then this may not be the best option.