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The Typewriter Database 1926 Underwood Portable 4 Bank Serial # 4B 29225 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt: 1926 Underwood Portable 4 Bank Serial # 4B 29225 This is the earliest 4-bank Underwood portable I've seen, and it will be the earliest in the Database, so I figured I should document it.

Some things to note: typebars hook onto the fulcrum wire instead of the wire passing through a hole; no left platen knob; metal tab for shift lock instead of a key; carriage return lever hook points left instead of up as on later machines.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt:
1926 Underwood Portable 4 Bank

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1926 Underwood Portable 4 Bank
Serial #
4B 29225

Status: Sightings
Created: 12-13-2014 at 06:33AM
Last Edit: 10-21-2017 at 04:25PM

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Description:

This is the earliest 4-bank Underwood portable I've seen, and it will be the earliest in the Database, so I figured I should document it.

Some things to note: typebars hook onto the fulcrum wire instead of the wire passing through a hole; no left platen knob; metal tab for shift lock instead of a key; carriage return lever hook points left instead of up as on later machines.


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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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