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A standard manual typewrriter, manufactured by Smith Corona in the later 1920s.  The object has some historical significance as an important piece of equipment in the offices of the early twentieth century.

This typewriter has no known provenance.  Typewriters of this make, model, and date are common objects found in many private collections and museums all over the world.  This typewwriter is in fair condition.

Practical mechanical typewriters were first invented in the 1860s, and between that time and the 1980s, when they were replaced by personal computers, they were a ubiquitous tool found in homes and offices across the world.
1928 – 1932
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Collection Tier:
Tier 3
Gift Of Marie Jones
Ralph W. Hauenstein: A Life of Leadership (July 2018 – January 2019)

This exhibition explores the extraordinary life of Ralph W. Hauenstein (March 20, 1912 - January 10, 2016), a leader in our community remembered for his role as a journalist, his military, and intelligence service, his dedication to the Catholic faith, his entrepreneurship, and his philanthropy in Grand Rapids. Ralph W. Hauenstein left a lasting legacy in the United States and around the world. His remarkable life demonstrates just how much a great leader can accomplish and serves as an inspiration to the next generation of leaders. 

Featured in this exhibit are objects donated by Ralph to GRPM and also loaned items from Brian Hauenstein and other institutions. 

Related Entities:
Smith Corona (creator)
Alternate names: L. C. Smith and Brothers Jones, Marie (donor)