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1919 Underwood 5 Serial # 1204542 1919 Underwood 5 typewriter, Serial # 1204542 Hubertus Schott's 1919 Underwood 5 typewriter. 2018-05-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Hubertus Schott: 1919 Underwood 5 Serial # 1204542 Update: Cleansing, lubricating and a used shoelace made her work again. For typing properly she still needs the "G"-slug.

The iconic Underwood No. 5, bought for € 5,00 on ebay. For almost half a century every standard had to look like this. She has a German typeface, is very rusty and was manufactured in May 1919.

1919 Underwood 5 #1204542

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Hubertus Schott (CrunchyFrog)
Created: 05-22-2018 at 12:12PM
Last Edit: 05-24-2018 at 10:47AM


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Update: Cleansing, lubricating and a used shoelace made her work again. For typing properly she still needs the "G"-slug.

The iconic Underwood No. 5, bought for € 5,00 on ebay. For almost half a century every standard had to look like this. She has a German typeface, is very rusty and was manufactured in May 1919.

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Hunter: Hubertus Schott (CrunchyFrog)

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Actually working with computers in my professional life I take the old mechanics as a compensation. I prefer machines manufactured before WWII, but I don't despise beautiful and good working typewriters from the fifties and sixties like e.g. the Olympia Splendid.



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