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1920 Underwood 3 Serial # 69278 1920 Underwood 3 typewriter, Serial # 69278 Geir Kihle Hanssen's 1920 Underwood 3 typewriter. 2021-04-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Geir Kihle Hanssen: 1920 Underwood 3 Serial # 69278 This machine had its origins in Sweden, but made its way to Norway at some point. This is quite normal to see here, especially for machines from 1920-1945. I am unsure whether this is because swedish people migrated to Norway at some point, or if Norwegians bought swedish machines. Both are equally possible. This machine belonged to a company based in Ludvika, Sweden and ultimately came to Norway. The family I bought this from had gotten it from some antiquity-store and had used it for decoration for some years before they decided they wanted it out. It was a bit gummed up and needed cleaning as well as a tightening of the mainspring, but after that this baby was eager to type again. It still has a slight smudging issue, but it is negliable.

1920 Underwood 3 #69278

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-19-2021 at 02:09AM
Last Edit: 04-19-2021 at 02:12AM


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This machine had its origins in Sweden, but made its way to Norway at some point. This is quite normal to see here, especially for machines from 1920-1945. I am unsure whether this is because swedish people migrated to Norway at some point, or if Norwegians bought swedish machines. Both are equally possible. This machine belonged to a company based in Ludvika, Sweden and ultimately came to Norway. The family I bought this from had gotten it from some antiquity-store and had used it for decoration for some years before they decided they wanted it out. It was a bit gummed up and needed cleaning as well as a tightening of the mainspring, but after that this baby was eager to type again. It still has a slight smudging issue, but it is negliable.

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Non-original Underwood decal swapped out on time of sale for one made by the retail center 'A. -B. Gumælius & Komp'.
Non-original Underwood decal swapped out on time of sale for one made by the retail center 'A. -B. GumƦlius & Komp'.


Some keys rotated a bit out of place. Attempts to rotate them using a couple of various approaches has not been successful, and I dare not open the metal clamps under the key rings as the metal on keys like these have a tendency of breaking off.
Some keys rotated a bit out of place. Attempts to rotate them using a couple of various approaches has not been successful, and I dare not open the metal clamps under the key rings as the metal on keys like these have a tendency of breaking off.






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I am a Norwegian fellow who enjoys tinkering and fixing up typewriters. One day I decided I wanted a typewriter to write letters on. I bought one that turned out not to work. I got annoyed and decided I should be able to figure out what was wrong and fix it. I did it, but the rush of successfully mending such an intricate machine was like a drug. I wanted more. I decided I would try to buy non-functioning, but pretty machines, fix them and sell them before repeating the process. What I didn't expect was that I would fall in love with the machines I fix so now I suddenly find myself a bit of a collector.



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