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1946 Underwood Universal

Serial #1621608

Almost a Christmas present, because I found it on the first days of December. But a present because Underwood prices are always 3-digit long around here, no matter its condition. Finding it at 30 euros has been early Christmas for me.

After some minor adjustments which took about 30 minutes, the typewriter is alive again. At first I was a bit shocked with the ribbon spools, because they roll the other way round. In general it´s in pretty good condition except for the decals, which are quite worn off.

Owned By: Javier Vazquez del Olmo

Username: Javi
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 4569
Galleries: 200
Collection: 181
Sightings: 19

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.

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