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RESERVED! 1939 Smith Premier Portable Junior Typewriter
  • RESERVED! 1939 Smith Premier Portable Junior Typewriter


    Typewriters are often described as "rare" but this one truly is. This is the Smith Premier version of the more common Remington Junior and less than 8,000 were manufactured, all between 1939 and 1942. This Junior is in extraordinarily fine condition: the rich, matte finish, the decals/logos, the chrome parts, the mechanics, the case--everything. It is a lovely machine to type on with a nice feel of connection between the typing keys and the imprint on paper, and a very solid feel. For a letter-writer, poet or daily journalist, you couldn't ask for a finer typewriter.

    This is a relatively compact typewriter, principally marketed for home-use. It was meant to be a simpler typewriter than most being offered at the time. The high quality of the manufacturing is evident in all the details. It is a slightly smaller typewriter than many and so will fit nicely on almost any desk or display shelf.

    Acme typewriters have been the choice of discerning collectors and writers more than 1,000 times since we began selling online in 2016. We safely ship your typewriter from our gallery in the Netherlands and delivery time to the US averages only 3 days—this is a quicker delivery time even than most domestic shipments within the US!  Acme typewriters are guaranteed to arrive safely at your door, are covered by a 1-year warranty, and come with lifetime customer-care. 

    With an ACME Typewriter, you know you are getting a fully-working--as original--typewriter. The only thing that you have to do is sit down, put paper on the roller and start typing. Your typewriter comes with the "Acme" lead certification seal which permanently identifies it as a genuine Acme-restored typewriter and provides for a one-year warranty at no charge. In terms of an investment, the Acme Seal proves that this machine was restored in 2023 by the Acme Type Machine Company. This can add value in the event that you wish to sell this typewriter in the future.

    In superior cosmetic condition and working perfectly. The original colour is uniform everywhere on the typewriter and the finish is virtually unblemished. The keytops are unscratched and the platen is clean, smooth and has a hardness measurement of ~93 (between 85 and 95 is considered ideal). The paper feed rollers and the rubber feet are in excellent condition. The case is also in excellent condition. The hasps work perfectly. The leather of the handle is worn but has a metal core and so is entirely sound for carrying the typewriter.

    Mechanically it is in perfect working condition. It does not seem to have been much used and to have been carefully maintained as well. It has been fully cleaned, adjusted, aligned and lubricated for years of future use.

    The typeface is Pica, 10 cpi. The keyboard is original QWERTY and has additional keys for European languages. 

    This fine example of a Smith-Premier Junior will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to preserve its condition and beauty.  We have a lot of experience in shipping typewriters and have an excellent track record for proper packing and safe delivery. You can see our reviews on Etsy to encourage your confidence in what we deliver and how we deliver it.

    If you have any questions or wish to see more photos, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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