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The Typewriter Database 1949 Underwood SS Serial # 11-6589623 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Petersen: 1949 Underwood SS Serial # 11-6589623 Discovered in Washington DC via craigslist and snagged by my parents for $50. I think this is an interesting machine being made in the USA right before the 50s and McCarthyism and the Red Scare and all that. I imagine a Russian language typewriter would have been contraband at the time. Perhaps since it is from the Washington DC area it was used by some government contractor. Who knows? It is in excellent shape and I don't suppose it has seen a lot of use. I haven't used it much, three semesters of Russian left me with an ability to read some and write none.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Petersen:
1949 Underwood SS

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1949 Underwood SS
Serial #
11-6589623

Status: My Collection
Created: 11-03-2013 at 06:27PM
Last Edit: 11-15-2015 at 01:23PM

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Discovered in Washington DC via craigslist and snagged by my parents for $50. I think this is an interesting machine being made in the USA right before the 50s and McCarthyism and the Red Scare and all that. I imagine a Russian language typewriter would have been contraband at the time. Perhaps since it is from the Washington DC area it was used by some government contractor. Who knows? It is in excellent shape and I don't suppose it has seen a lot of use. I haven't used it much, three semesters of Russian left me with an ability to read some and write none.


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Mark Petersen
Username: totallyyourtype

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.
You can email me at totallyyourtype@gmail.com
You can mail me at Mark Petersen / PO Box 6683 / Christiansburg, VA 24068-6683


1949 Underwood SS Photo Gallery

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