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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Petersen:
1942 Urania Klein Urania

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1942 Urania Klein Urania
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Status: My Collection
Created: 09-12-2016 at 11:03PM
Last Edit: 10-08-2016 at 02:10PM

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This machine was found in Stuarts Draft, VA for a good price and sat drawbandless and untouched in my home for a few years until a few days ago. Now it works pretty well.
The top part which has cracked is something like Bakelite, but certainly plastic. Other Uranias I have seen this piece is metal.
Also my key rings and maybe the typebars too are aluminum. My key rings look thicker to me than other machines, I wonder if those are steel. Side by side comparison has yet to be done.
I suspect it is a war materials shortage machine. I tried to do some research but the best threads I could find on Nazi machines and Third Reich produced machines were old and also derailed by a moderator. Maybe someday we can shine some light on the history of this machine.
Any light you can shed would be welcome!

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Mark Petersen
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I am an aspiring novelist and avid typewriter enthusiast from the New River Valley in Virginia. I am a proud Virginia Tech graduate with an education in creative writing. I use typewriters for all my writing and am working on a novel. I also do street poetry. I often can be found writing on one of my machines in downtown Blacksburg and enjoying a drink.
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You can mail me at Mark Petersen / PO Box 6683 / Christiansburg, VA 24068-6683

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