L. C. Smith
LC Smith and Brothers formed in 1903, and originally did not want to produce a front stroke machine. The LC Smith typewriter was a visible machine, and capitalized on that fact against their competitors. By 1925, the company merged with Corona. If you follow the history of the company on Wikipedia, you will see that it had a long history of name changes, mergers, acquisitions and sales. The next one came in 1958 to Smith-Corona Marchant Inc. The company changed name yet again to SCM Corporation in 1962. After two bankruptcies in the 1990s and in 2000, the company was acquired by a private company, moved typewriter manufacturing to Cleveland, Ohio, and shut down all typewriter manufacturing around 2005. Smith Corona still exists today as a thermal label manufacturing company.