This is an original late 19th century early 20th century ‘ Smith Premier’ enamel sign.
The Smith Premier Typewriter Company started to produce typewriters in 1886 and was formed by four brothers Wilbert, Lyman Cornelius,Hurlburt and Monroe and the first typewriter to bear the Smith name was produced in 1887 at Lyman’s gun factory in Syracuse, New York.
by 1921 the Premier Smith was absorbed by the Remington Typewriter Company and there after ceased to exist by 1940.
This enamel sign is a scarce example and seems to have all the characteristic of the Aesthetic Movement and almost has a poster like feel to it.
I have never seen another particularly of this period.
This is one for all the typewriter collectors but would sit well in any collection or just as an interior piece.
With all its aged related wear and tear its survived remarkably well and has retained a fair depth of colour.
101.5 x 61cm.
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