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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe:
1933 Underwood 6

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1933 Underwood 6
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Status: My Collection
Created: 04-16-2015 at 09:35PM
Last Edit: 08-16-2016 at 04:24AM

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"Deep Six"

Pretty good shape: functions out of the box with just a few sticky keys that work now that I've typed a bit. Carriage sometimes stops advancing but that also seems to be improving.

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John Munroe
Username: jamunroe

From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.

1933 Underwood 6 Photo Gallery

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