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The Typewriter Database 196X Underwood 19 Serial # U-892905-083 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rosenzweig: 196X Underwood 19 Serial # U-892905-083 This compact metal-bodied typewriter is a rebranded Antares. The four plastic buttons behind the plastic margin set buttons are for a rudimentary tabulator (set by pushing in the small button on the top left of the keyboard while moving one of these tab stops). The machine has the telltale Antares ribbon color selector to the right of the typing point in front of the platen (partially visible behind the ribbon cover). It also should have a spring-steel typbar rejector to help return the typebar after typing, but part of this broke off and so I've removed the remainder. Unlike most machines where you pull out or push in a button or the entire knob to disengage the platen from the line space mechanism, you actually unscrew the right platen know a few turns to disengage the platen. Made in Italy.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rosenzweig:
196X Underwood 19

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196X Underwood 19
Serial #
U-892905-083

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-13-2014 at 01:45PM
Last Edit: 03-13-2014 at 01:45PM

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This compact metal-bodied typewriter is a rebranded Antares. The four plastic buttons behind the plastic margin set buttons are for a rudimentary tabulator (set by pushing in the small button on the top left of the keyboard while moving one of these tab stops). The machine has the telltale Antares ribbon color selector to the right of the typing point in front of the platen (partially visible behind the ribbon cover). It also should have a spring-steel typbar rejector to help return the typebar after typing, but part of this broke off and so I've removed the remainder. Unlike most machines where you pull out or push in a button or the entire knob to disengage the platen from the line space mechanism, you actually unscrew the right platen know a few turns to disengage the platen. Made in Italy.


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Mark Rosenzweig
Username: MarkR

I have collected typewriters since the early 1970s. My first collectible machine was a Mignon, but I also had everyday typers then, first a Voss ST-24 and an Olivetti Praxis 48, and then a Hermes 3000 and a Hermes 10. Over the last decade or so, I've turned my focus from early machines (Lambert, Blickensderfer, Hammond, Smith-Premier, etc.) to portables.

Besides typewriters, I also am avid about Studebakers, and have had a 1964 Studebaker GT Hawk since 1979.