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The Typewriter Database 1940 Underwood Student Serial # S1331076 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1940 Underwood Student Serial # S1331076 I bought this Underwood not because of the typewriter, which is a sturdy little machine (I couldn't find a model name on it, nor could I find a similar serial number in the database), but for the case, which folds out into a desk. I like to imagine that this machine could have been used by a soldier in the field or a writer typing in a meadow. One corner of the case is degrading, but it will still fold out and support the typewriter, though I have to be careful with it or it will fall apart. I will try to reinforce the case at some point before the damage worsens. I've only seen one other Underwood with a folding case on eBay, in mint condition, which sold for twice what I paid for it (I made an offer, which was accepted). This typewriter is one of my favourites. Any clarification about the model and date would be appreciated.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
1940 Underwood Student

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1940 Underwood Student
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S1331076

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-04-2016 at 07:12PM
Last Edit: 09-05-2016 at 12:10AM

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I bought this Underwood not because of the typewriter, which is a sturdy little machine (I couldn't find a model name on it, nor could I find a similar serial number in the database), but for the case, which folds out into a desk. I like to imagine that this machine could have been used by a soldier in the field or a writer typing in a meadow. One corner of the case is degrading, but it will still fold out and support the typewriter, though I have to be careful with it or it will fall apart. I will try to reinforce the case at some point before the damage worsens. I've only seen one other Underwood with a folding case on eBay, in mint condition, which sold for twice what I paid for it (I made an offer, which was accepted). This typewriter is one of my favourites. Any clarification about the model and date would be appreciated.


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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.


1940 Underwood Student Photo Gallery

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