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1923 Underwood Portable 3 Bank Serial # 94497 1923 Underwood Portable 3 Bank typewriter, Serial # 94497 Michael Hoehne's 1923 Underwood Portable 3 Bank typewriter. 2016-03-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1923 Underwood Portable 3 Bank Serial # 94497 Found on Craigslist in good condition except the the platen won’t turn because the feed rollers are fused to it. There’ll be a type sample (elite!) when the platen comes back from Short.

In the gallery, see the very interesting comparison with the same model from one year earlier, showing some significant differences that I haven’t seen mentioned before, like the entire basket.

1923 Underwood Portable 3 Bank #94497

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Michael Hoehne (mhoehne)
Created: 03-12-2016 at 10:32PM
Last Edit: 03-12-2016 at 10:37PM


Description:

Found on Craigslist in good condition except the the platen won’t turn because the feed rollers are fused to it. There’ll be a type sample (elite!) when the platen comes back from Short.

In the gallery, see the very interesting comparison with the same model from one year earlier, showing some significant differences that I haven’t seen mentioned before, like the entire basket.

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Note these differences between the 1922 and 1923 Underwood Standard Portable models:
1. the location of the shift locks, in green
2. the outline of the front panel, in orange
3. the shape of the basket and segment and how the typebars lie. This implies differences in linkages, though I haven't checked that yet.
Note these differences between the 1922 and 1923 Underwood Standard Portable models: 1. the location of the shift locks, in green 2. the outline of the front panel, in orange 3. the shape of the basket and segment and how the typebars lie. This implies differences in linkages, though I haven't checked that yet.

Platen wouldn't rotate, dontcha know.
Platen wouldn't rotate, dontcha know.




Hunter: Michael Hoehne (mhoehne)

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