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1935 Underwood Champion

Serial #G829100

This score of a machine came to me a couple days ago at a local antique mall. It sat there in its open case with all its shiny, glossy black, gleaming beauty, BUT the two carriage bearing/roller assembly pieces were laying there in the case. The machine was totally non-functional. I hadn't done this particular repair job on an Underwood portable before, but I thought I'd give it a shot. They had $55 on the tag, but I offered $35 and they bit. So $35 for a '35, not bad. Turns out the re-installation of the bearings was not hard at all. It took me a few minutes to assess the job at hand, and it all went well. This thing, as you can see, is a total gem. It types wonderfully, hands down the nicest typing Underwood portable I've ever laid my hands on. Very straight, enjoyable touch, nice and quiet, healthy rubber parts, metal and chrome are like new, tabulator works perfectly, backspace, etc. I did have to align the upper case a bit, but that was also pretty easy. This has the small 12-pitch elite typeface. I can't imagine this one leaving my collection any time soon.

Owned By: Brad Sarno

Username: bradsarno
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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I've spent my life as a mechanical and electronics tinkerer, bikes, cars, lawnmowers, appliances, cameras, audio gear, guitars, amplifiers, and pedal steel guitars. I was trained as a typist for 2 years back in the late 70's on IBM Selectric II's. At home I recall my mother having an Olympia SM3. More recently we got our daughter a typewriter for Christmas, and that somehow sparked my own personal interest in these fine and interesting machines. Now it's a habit that just won't quit. Daily searches on Craigslist, frequent trips to antique stores & malls, garage sales, etc. It's a fun and healthy addiction.

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