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The Typewriter Database 1982* Ukraine Украина-2 Serial # 1205866 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Alex Sandler: 1982* Ukraine Украина-2 Serial # 1205866 Possibly made in 1982 and used daily in a state-owned enterprise till 10/2015. Finally retired due to its notoriously poor condition, being replaced with a NOS 1990 Lyubava.

Tough keys, dangling return lever, no platen release, significantly unreliable mechanics, possibly no margin stops (haven't found them anywhere). But has a decimal tabulator and segment shifting.

In the early 1990s it was converted (see misatching black keytops) to the Russian/Ukrainian layout. "New" Ukrainian keys are sticking, but machine is dirty and other keys easily get stuck, too. Likely to make holes in paper because of rock-hard platen.

It was a really great day, when it retired for Lyubava.

UPD 10/31/2016: changed 1989 to 1982. This date is approximated from the two known production dates: 12/17/1976 for 771238 and 1/17/1979 for 944882.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Alex Sandler:
1982* Ukraine Украина-2

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1982* Ukraine Украина-2
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1205866

Status: Sightings
Created: 10-27-2015 at 09:49AM
Last Edit: 10-31-2016 at 07:07AM

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Description:

Possibly made in 1982 and used daily in a state-owned enterprise till 10/2015. Finally retired due to its notoriously poor condition, being replaced with a NOS 1990 Lyubava.

Tough keys, dangling return lever, no platen release, significantly unreliable mechanics, possibly no margin stops (haven't found them anywhere). But has a decimal tabulator and segment shifting.

In the early 1990s it was converted (see misatching black keytops) to the Russian/Ukrainian layout. "New" Ukrainian keys are sticking, but machine is dirty and other keys easily get stuck, too. Likely to make holes in paper because of rock-hard platen.

It was a really great day, when it retired for Lyubava.

UPD 10/31/2016: changed 1989 to 1982. This date is approximated from the two known production dates: 12/17/1976 for 771238 and 1/17/1979 for 944882.


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