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Wilbert L. Smith

Smith-Corona (L. C.) Typewriter Company

1910 - 1924

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1910 b. 1852
male
Personal
Born-Died1852 - 1937
BirthplaceConnecticut (CT)
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1910

After leaving behind the first family company, Smith-Premier Typewriter Company, Wilbert and his brothers formed the entity that later became L.C. Smith Corona. Under Wilbert Smith’s leadership, the company re-engineered their product, capitalizing on improvements made in the product itself as well as in the machines used to manufacture it, and expanded across the United States and into Canada, England and Germany.