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The Typewriter Database 1962 Underwood Five Serial # P20 9011019 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Francisco Parada: 1962 Underwood Five Serial # P20 9011019 My sister bought this one out for me, so it was a bit of a blind buy.

Plenty of congealed grease inside, a lot of alcohol and dirty cotton buds used for cleaning.

The carriage is still a bit sluggish in the middle section, and I don't feel very confident on winding the spring more than I already have.

The vibrator doesn't come down easily, although the linkages move freely.

Keys seem hard to press, even with touch control to lightest setting.


"B" key locked in halfway position a couple of times alongside the space bar; seems to be related to a linkage on the escapement side that snaps back into place after some trials.

20"/50cm platen, 25.6"/65cm total width, around 40~50 pounds in weight.

Made in USA.


EDIT: Carriage bearings adjusted to remove excessive play, it now moves freely.

Keys need some action to free up, but they don't seem that hard to press after a while; they transmit a lot of feedback from the hammers striking the platen back to the fingertips.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Francisco Parada:
1962 Underwood Five

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1962 Underwood Five
Serial #
P20 9011019

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-10-2016 at 04:39AM
Last Edit: 10-10-2016 at 05:27AM

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Description:

My sister bought this one out for me, so it was a bit of a blind buy.

Plenty of congealed grease inside, a lot of alcohol and dirty cotton buds used for cleaning.

The carriage is still a bit sluggish in the middle section, and I don't feel very confident on winding the spring more than I already have.

The vibrator doesn't come down easily, although the linkages move freely.

Keys seem hard to press, even with touch control to lightest setting.


"B" key locked in halfway position a couple of times alongside the space bar; seems to be related to a linkage on the escapement side that snaps back into place after some trials.

20"/50cm platen, 25.6"/65cm total width, around 40~50 pounds in weight.

Made in USA.


EDIT: Carriage bearings adjusted to remove excessive play, it now moves freely.

Keys need some action to free up, but they don't seem that hard to press after a while; they transmit a lot of feedback from the hammers striking the platen back to the fingertips.


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Francisco Parada
Username: Francisco

Lisbon, Portugal


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