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1912 Underwood 5 Serial # 467650 1912 Underwood 5 typewriter, Serial # 467650 James Gifford's 1912 Underwood 5 typewriter. 2017-01-29 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1912 Underwood 5 Serial # 467650 I saved this poor creature from the dumpster, this and two others that I traded for an inexpensive bottle of wine. The typewriter is pretty roached, feathered in deep layers of dust and even crumbling mouse turds, though there might still be a quality display piece underneath the grime. I might have to give it a bath, and I'm certainly not risking much if I do. The serial number was nigh impossible to read, especially the 4, which has faded almost entirely with age. I do believe I got the serial right, though after some restoration I might be able to divine otherwise.

1912 Underwood 5 #467650

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-29-2017 at 04:43PM
Last Edit: 01-29-2017 at 04:43PM


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I saved this poor creature from the dumpster, this and two others that I traded for an inexpensive bottle of wine. The typewriter is pretty roached, feathered in deep layers of dust and even crumbling mouse turds, though there might still be a quality display piece underneath the grime. I might have to give it a bath, and I'm certainly not risking much if I do. The serial number was nigh impossible to read, especially the 4, which has faded almost entirely with age. I do believe I got the serial right, though after some restoration I might be able to divine otherwise.

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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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