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The Typewriter Database 1958 Underwood SX Serial # 11-8242783 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Hans Boersma: 1958 Underwood SX Serial # 11-8242783 The machine does not have any model indication other than "Golden Touch"; it is, however, very similar to the Underwood SX150.

Acquired in 1994 on a flea market for the princely sum of ƒ20,- (± $12, probably closer to $20 in today's money). Weight: 13,8 kg.

The typeface (twelve-pitch) appears to be uncommon, at least for this model Underwood. The typeslugs are marked EV, which in combination with an old add (see the last image in the gallery) identifies the type as Underwood Elite Victoria. See also the 1957 Dreusicke Typeface Catalogue in the library of this website, where it is listed as UT56.

The machine has a Dutch keyboard, with florin symbol (ƒ) (gulden/guilder) but without the Dutch y-symbol (ij) which is superfluous anyway.

The "golden touch" of the keyboard is indeed excellent, and approaches that of an electric typewriter in directness. Apart from general touch control by a lever the springiness of each typebar can be adjusted individually through a row of screws in the underside of the machine. All in all this is the finest typewriter I have ever owned, and I completely concur with Ian Brumfield's review (see link below). Its toned-down colour scheme and business-like appearance nicely contrast with the hidden charm of its elegant typeface.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Hans Boersma:
1958 Underwood SX

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1958 Underwood SX
Serial #
11-8242783

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-08-2015 at 09:25AM
Last Edit: 12-11-2016 at 06:18AM

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The machine does not have any model indication other than "Golden Touch"; it is, however, very similar to the Underwood SX150.

Acquired in 1994 on a flea market for the princely sum of ƒ20,- (± $12, probably closer to $20 in today's money). Weight: 13,8 kg.

The typeface (twelve-pitch) appears to be uncommon, at least for this model Underwood. The typeslugs are marked EV, which in combination with an old add (see the last image in the gallery) identifies the type as Underwood Elite Victoria. See also the 1957 Dreusicke Typeface Catalogue in the library of this website, where it is listed as UT56.

The machine has a Dutch keyboard, with florin symbol (ƒ) (gulden/guilder) but without the Dutch y-symbol (ij) which is superfluous anyway.

The "golden touch" of the keyboard is indeed excellent, and approaches that of an electric typewriter in directness. Apart from general touch control by a lever the springiness of each typebar can be adjusted individually through a row of screws in the underside of the machine. All in all this is the finest typewriter I have ever owned, and I completely concur with Ian Brumfield's review (see link below). Its toned-down colour scheme and business-like appearance nicely contrast with the hidden charm of its elegant typeface.

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Hans Boersma
Username: Java68

I'm not a collector. Or well, I try not to be one anyway. Typewriters should be used IMHO, and how to choose from an increasingly anonymous multitude? There is much to say for having just one typewriter, and sticking to it.

But then again, there are so much beautiful and interesting typewriters out there, all with their own character and historical background... So I refer to my modest collection as "the machine park" and do my best to keep it from becoming a multitude.

I decidedly favour standard-size typewriters: large office workhorses that throw their considerable weight behind one's labours. Nicely over-dimensioned machines with a more than agreeable keyboard touch and a business-like appearance. Ready for any job.

I enjoy looking at "typewriter porn" on sites such as these, which provide an adequate substitute to having a larger collection myself. So... thank you for showing me yours!


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