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The Typewriter Database 1958 Underwood Universal Serial # C2974565 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf: 1958 Underwood Universal Serial # C2974565 A horrid machine when directly compared to what Smith-Corona and Olympia were producing at the same time. These photos should be considered 'public enemy number one' mug shots.

Underwood really dropped the ball with this model and it was probably just as well that Olivetti soon after took control. A vague type action tops the list of misdemeanors, but there are plenty of other things to criticize as well. For example, its Quiet Tab moniker is perplexing: Neither its tabulator function nor its type action could ever qualify as being quiet. That Underwood would use the description Golden Touch to describe such a disappointing type action is just comical.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf:
1958 Underwood Universal

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1958 Underwood Universal
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C2974565

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-17-2014 at 10:07AM
Last Edit: 03-21-2015 at 03:09PM

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A horrid machine when directly compared to what Smith-Corona and Olympia were producing at the same time. These photos should be considered 'public enemy number one' mug shots.

Underwood really dropped the ball with this model and it was probably just as well that Olivetti soon after took control. A vague type action tops the list of misdemeanors, but there are plenty of other things to criticize as well. For example, its Quiet Tab moniker is perplexing: Neither its tabulator function nor its type action could ever qualify as being quiet. That Underwood would use the description Golden Touch to describe such a disappointing type action is just comical.


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Uwe Wachtendorf
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Typewriter collector based in Toronto who prefers mid-century models.


1958 Underwood Universal Photo Gallery

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