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L. C. Smith and Corona Typewriters

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10 inch.
10 inch.
Corona Typewriter.
Corona Typewriter.

of Aldwych, London, the British arm of an American company.

1903 L. C. Smith and Bros Typewriter Co was established in Syracuse, NY.

1909 Standard Typewriter Co formed in Groton, New York

1914 Standard's name was changed to Corona Typewriter Co.

1926 L. C. Smith (the ball bearing office machine) and Corona Typewriters (the personal writing machine) joined forces[1]

1958 Smith-Corona and Marchant Inc merged as Smith-Corona Marchant Inc

1958 Smith-Corona Marchant acquired British Typewriters[2]

1964 Name changed to SCM Corporation. Agreement with Ozalid to sell SCM electrostatic copiers in Britain, supported by Smith Corona (G.B.) and the Ozalid Group[3]

1982 SCM Typewriters, British factory in Glasgow

1986 SCM, a typewriters, chemicals and paints conglomerate based in USA, was acquired by Hanson Industries[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Oct 07, 1926
  2. The Times Aug. 28, 1958
  3. The Times Dec. 14, 1964
  4. The Times, November 03, 2004
  • History of Smith-Corona Marchant [1]