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1951 Underwood SS

Serial #11-6876694

Something that amuses me. You can stick a camera into an Underwood, and this works with the Touchmaster 5 as well!

This is a very nice machine which stmill needs a bit of work, but it´s really promising.

The Underwood SS is somewhere between beautiful and brutal. Brutiful, maybe? It has the trademark Underwood durability and no-nonsense design, and again it looks ahead of its time.

I can´t use it much, though. It needs a new ribbon, but what worries me is the loud CRRRRAAACKing noise it makes when returning the carriage. If I press the carriage release nothing bad happens, so the problem should be there.

Another issue: it lacks the chromed part on the right side, so pretty much like everyone it has a good and a bad side. And for the puzzling potential, it came with a dust cover which clearly reads Olivetti-Underwood. I thought Olivetti took over later...

Owned By: Javier Vazquez del Olmo

Username: Javi
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 4569
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The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98.

Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter is the only one which is NOT in my collection. How ironic...

Things then got... complex. I moved from Valladolid to my village, and suddenly found myself with a lot of room available at home, so the small collection is turning into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.

1951 Underwood SS Photo Gallery

The puzzling dust cover. When did Olivetti take over Underwood?

Where´s my silver stripe?

Oh, here it is.

It´s one of those... You can take out the platen and use it as a club in case of emergency.

Something that amuses me. You can stick a camera into an Underwood, and this works with the Touchmaster 5 as well!

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