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1912 Underwood 5 Serial # 514752-5 1912 Underwood 5 typewriter, Serial # 514752-5 Kenneth Kruschka's 1912 Underwood 5 typewriter. 2018-02-05 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Kenneth Kruschka: 1912 Underwood 5 Serial # 514752-5 I bought this machine for like 36 dollars. It was going to be a parts machine until I discovered (thanks to the Database) that it's from 1912; then it became a project instead. There was so much rust and everything was seized up, the shot pad (type-bar rest) was shot--even the inner main rail bearing had taken a crap. WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF RESTORATION! My only goal was to get her to function again, and that I've done did.

1912 Underwood 5 #514752-5

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-18-2018 at 07:36AM
Last Edit: 02-05-2018 at 04:38AM


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I bought this machine for like 36 dollars. It was going to be a parts machine until I discovered (thanks to the Database) that it's from 1912; then it became a project instead. There was so much rust and everything was seized up, the shot pad (type-bar rest) was shot--even the inner main rail bearing had taken a crap. WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF RESTORATION! My only goal was to get her to function again, and that I've done did.

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Had to just replace the carriage; it was just toast. Using a 1910 for parts, I was pretty much able to just swap it out. In lieu of changing the key papers, I opted for antique key covers.
Had to just replace the carriage; it was just toast. Using a 1910 for parts, I was pretty much able to just swap it out. In lieu of changing the key papers, I opted for antique key covers.

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After finding a Smith-Corona Coronet 12 at a curb-side (in Winter while walking the dog) I carried it home; after it thawed out and started coming back to life I was hooked. My interest in this hobby lead to taking two parts typewriters to create one good unit. This typewriter aliment is (pretty much) in-curable!



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