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The Typewriter Database 1911 Underwood 4 Serial # 388567 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt: 1911 Underwood 4 Serial # 388567 This venerable model 4 makes do with fewer keys than the no. 5, so there is no zero (you use a capital O) and, awkwardly, you shift to get a period. The right shift key is really a shift lock, as on other early Underwoods, and it must be released with the left shift key.

The right key insert is a small ad for Peter Paul Service, PA 0865. Research shows that the company had this six-place phone number as late as 1951, when it was located at 808 Main Street in Cincinnati. The company still exists in 2016, but has relocated.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt:
1911 Underwood 4

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1911 Underwood 4
Serial #
388567

Status: Sightings
Created: 10-23-2016 at 08:08PM
Last Edit: 10-23-2016 at 08:15PM

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Description:

This venerable model 4 makes do with fewer keys than the no. 5, so there is no zero (you use a capital O) and, awkwardly, you shift to get a period. The right shift key is really a shift lock, as on other early Underwoods, and it must be released with the left shift key.

The right key insert is a small ad for Peter Paul Service, PA 0865. Research shows that the company had this six-place phone number as late as 1951, when it was located at 808 Main Street in Cincinnati. The company still exists in 2016, but has relocated.


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Richard Polt
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Obsessive typewriterist, creator of The Classic Typewriter Page in 1995, editor of ETCetera 2006-2012 & 2015-, blogger, author of The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist's Companion for the 21st Century (2015). E-mail: polt@xavier.edu


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