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1909 Underwood 4 Serial # 259039 1909 Underwood 4 typewriter, Serial # 259039 James Gifford's 1909 Underwood 4 typewriter. 2019-12-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1909 Underwood 4 Serial # 259039 It's quite uncommon to find an Underwood 4, at least in these parts. This one needs a lot of work as the carriage barely moves, but aesthetically it's quite nice. I wouldn't have realized it was a 4 if the stencil wasn't still crisp on the chin.

1909 Underwood 4 #259039

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-18-2019 at 02:27PM
Last Edit: 12-18-2019 at 02:27PM


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It's quite uncommon to find an Underwood 4, at least in these parts. This one needs a lot of work as the carriage barely moves, but aesthetically it's quite nice. I wouldn't have realized it was a 4 if the stencil wasn't still crisp on the chin.

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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