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1911 Underwood 4 Serial # 388567 1911 Underwood 4 typewriter, Serial # 388567 Richard Polt's 1911 Underwood 4 typewriter. 2016-10-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt: 1911 Underwood 4 Serial # 388567 This venerable model 4 makes do with fewer keys than the no. 5, so there is no zero (you use a capital O) and, awkwardly, you shift to get a period. The right shift key is really a shift lock, as on other early Underwoods, and it must be released with the left shift key.

The right key insert is a small ad for Peter Paul Service, PA 0865. Research shows that the company had this six-place phone number as late as 1951, when it was located at 808 Main Street in Cincinnati. The company still exists in 2016, but has relocated.

1911 Underwood 4 #388567

Status: Sightings
Created: 10-23-2016 at 08:08PM
Last Edit: 10-23-2016 at 08:15PM


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This venerable model 4 makes do with fewer keys than the no. 5, so there is no zero (you use a capital O) and, awkwardly, you shift to get a period. The right shift key is really a shift lock, as on other early Underwoods, and it must be released with the left shift key.

The right key insert is a small ad for Peter Paul Service, PA 0865. Research shows that the company had this six-place phone number as late as 1951, when it was located at 808 Main Street in Cincinnati. The company still exists in 2016, but has relocated.

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