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1956 Underwood De Luxe

Serial #A2720036

Even this modest clean-up job has brought a considerable improvement. Eminently usable now!

(Thanks Leigh Butler Whitaker for the moniker!)

I initially called it a De Luxe Quiet Tab but changed this to conform to others in the Database.

My first "Lumpy" - one of three grail machines I covet highly (the other being Mocha and Tuxedo versions of this typer). This started out looking like a parts machine. Now I've got it working more or less - still needs more cleaning and perhaps type aligning - though I'm not convinced the poor lower case is anything other than bad platen or ribbon positioning. Still hunting for a pristine version but in the meantime, will tweak and refine this one to make it work. No case.

Owned By: John Munroe

Username: jamunroe
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.

1956 Underwood De Luxe Type Sample


1956 Underwood De Luxe Photo Gallery

Prior to cleaning the machine.

Even this modest clean-up job has brought a considerable improvement. Eminently usable now!

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