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1923 Underwood Portable 3 Bank Serial # 93270 1923 Underwood Portable 3 Bank typewriter, Serial # 93270 Heather Hjorth's 1923 Underwood Portable 3 Bank typewriter. 2023-06-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Heather Hjorth: 1923 Underwood Portable 3 Bank Serial # 93270 The tiny, well-proportioned style of this century old machine gives no hint of the resilient mechanics lurking inside. This machine was rescued (without a case) from Goodwill and is shown here after a light dusting.

1923 Underwood Portable 3 Bank #93270

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Heather Hjorth (Weaklink)
Created: 06-04-2023 at 09:54AM
Last Edit: 06-04-2023 at 09:59AM


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The tiny, well-proportioned style of this century old machine gives no hint of the resilient mechanics lurking inside. This machine was rescued (without a case) from Goodwill and is shown here after a light dusting.

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Rear view of 1923 Underwood Portable 3 Bank Typewriter
Rear view of 1923 Underwood Portable 3 Bank Typewriter

Hunter: Heather Hjorth (Weaklink)

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I collect a variety of mechanical marvels including accordions, pump organs, and typewriters. In addition to collecting, I enjoy cleaning the machines and learning to perform basic repairs.

My typewriter collection began with a 1950s-era Underwood DeLuxe, purchased in the 1990s. Several decades passed before the typewriter bug bit again. Now I live surrounded by a small army of manual machines, including a Blickenderfer No. 7, a tiny 3 bank Underwood (1923), a Smith-Corona Clipper, a handful of Remingtons, and others.

Typewriters let me commune with the memory of my mother. Mum was an amazing typist - a legal secretary at a white-shoe NYC law firm who could accurately type over 100 wpm. Later in life, she taught middle school - many subjects - but typing was her favorite. Unlike teaching English, there was no pile of unpaid papers to grade. Prior to the advent of word processors, her last typewriter was a hulking beast of an IBM Selectric.



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