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1916 Underwood 5

Serial #918931

The typewriter most people think of when they think of typewriters. I'm surprised how many of these are around, in better condition than this one, which is in pretty good shape. Until I added the Oliver 5 and the Hammond 2 to my collection, this model was the only one any house guest showed an interest in. As always, the mention of Toronto for me makes this that much more valuable. It was manufactured when my grandfather was eight years old.

Owned By: James Gifford

Username: giffer
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 1881
Galleries: 130
Collection: 129
Sightings: 1

I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.

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