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1926 Underwood Portable 4 Bank

Serial #4B 29225

This is the earliest 4-bank Underwood portable I've seen, and it will be the earliest in the Database, so I figured I should document it.

Some things to note: typebars hook onto the fulcrum wire instead of the wire passing through a hole; no left platen knob; metal tab for shift lock instead of a key; carriage return lever hook points left instead of up as on later machines.

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