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The Typewriter Database 1912 Underwood 5 Serial # 467650 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1912 Underwood 5 Serial # 467650 I saved this poor creature from the dumpster, this and two others that I traded for an inexpensive bottle of wine. The typewriter is pretty roached, feathered in deep layers of dust and even crumbling mouse turds, though there might still be a quality display piece underneath the grime. I might have to give it a bath, and I'm certainly not risking much if I do. The serial number was nigh impossible to read, especially the 4, which has faded almost entirely with age. I do believe I got the serial right, though after some restoration I might be able to divine otherwise.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
1912 Underwood 5

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1912 Underwood 5
Serial #
467650

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-29-2017 at 04:43PM
Last Edit: 01-29-2017 at 04:43PM

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I saved this poor creature from the dumpster, this and two others that I traded for an inexpensive bottle of wine. The typewriter is pretty roached, feathered in deep layers of dust and even crumbling mouse turds, though there might still be a quality display piece underneath the grime. I might have to give it a bath, and I'm certainly not risking much if I do. The serial number was nigh impossible to read, especially the 4, which has faded almost entirely with age. I do believe I got the serial right, though after some restoration I might be able to divine otherwise.


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James Gifford
Username: giffer

I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.