1924 Underwood Portable 3 Bank #101049
Status: My Collection
Created: 02-12-2021 at 04:46AM
Last Edit: 02-12-2021 at 04:50AM
A "common" sight in collections and antiques stores, the 3 - Banker is more than a nice little flower vase you can put on a shelf and just look at it.
I never liked folding typewriters. The Corona 3 is definitely not my cup of tea, the Perkeo falls a bit short on performance... whereas non folding 3 - bank portables are more reliable, solid, and I'd say better overall. I'd pick a Senta over a Corona 3. So, Underwood's first foray into portable territory is quite decent. Feels solid enough and looks absolutely great. I find folding typewriters gimmicky, you can get better performance with a "rigid" typewriter and you won't save that much space or weight by making it folding. But they draw way more attention, then, now and forever. You can have a Victor and a Glashutte with a Corona 3 in between, and guess where people look at.
This specimen is mostly OK, only minor adjustments needed in the ribbon reverse mechanism.
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
The first typewriter I saw was my grandpaÂ´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didnÂ´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.
A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.
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Antique Underwood 3 bank Portable Typewriter Schreibmaschine MÃ¡quina de Escrever
Current Price: USD 329.00
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