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The Typewriter Database 1940 Underwood M Serial # M5162437-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jer Wal: 1940 Underwood M Serial # M5162437-11 Purchased from an estate sale for $50 in 2014. This one has been refurbished at some point. The decal is from Craig Office Supply in The Dalles, Oregon, which is an office supply store where I worked for 5 years. (No, the refurbish was done long before I got there) It has new keycaps, new platen, new feet, and I replaced the space bar myself with one I scavenged off a Champion portable. It has a great, satisfying feel to the keys with a pleasant "thunk" sound. When you get into the rhythm you can almost sit back and hear a teletype machine banging away.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jer Wal:
1940 Underwood M

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1940 Underwood M
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M5162437-11

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-21-2015 at 10:43AM
Last Edit: 11-15-2015 at 01:20PM

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Purchased from an estate sale for $50 in 2014. This one has been refurbished at some point. The decal is from Craig Office Supply in The Dalles, Oregon, which is an office supply store where I worked for 5 years. (No, the refurbish was done long before I got there) It has new keycaps, new platen, new feet, and I replaced the space bar myself with one I scavenged off a Champion portable. It has a great, satisfying feel to the keys with a pleasant "thunk" sound. When you get into the rhythm you can almost sit back and hear a teletype machine banging away.

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Jer Wal
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The pounding typebar, having writ, moves on... unless there's a ding.


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