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1916 Underwood 5 Serial # 918931 1916 Underwood 5 typewriter, Serial # 918931 James Gifford's 1916 Underwood 5 typewriter. 2016-09-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1916 Underwood 5 Serial # 918931 The typewriter most people think of when they think of typewriters. I'm surprised how many of these are around, in better condition than this one, which is in pretty good shape. Until I added the Oliver 5 and the Hammond 2 to my collection, this model was the only one any house guest showed an interest in. As always, the mention of Toronto for me makes this that much more valuable. It was manufactured when my grandfather was eight years old.

1916 Underwood 5 #918931

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-06-2016 at 05:53PM
Last Edit: 09-06-2016 at 05:57PM


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The typewriter most people think of when they think of typewriters. I'm surprised how many of these are around, in better condition than this one, which is in pretty good shape. Until I added the Oliver 5 and the Hammond 2 to my collection, this model was the only one any house guest showed an interest in. As always, the mention of Toronto for me makes this that much more valuable. It was manufactured when my grandfather was eight years old.

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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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