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1925 Underwood 5 Serial # 1995871 1925 Underwood 5 typewriter, Serial # 1995871 David Brechbiel's 1925 Underwood 5 typewriter. 2020-08-31 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of David Brechbiel: 1925 Underwood 5 Serial # 1995871 This Underwood 5 had a deep, cracked layer of tobacco tar protecting the paint below. After a lot of polish work, the true beauty arose. Located in Lafayette, Ind., it was sold with the shipping crate shown. After a bit of research, the typewriter doesn't match the crate. However, it made for an interesting history lesson and contains a nod to a downtown Lafayette, Ind. landmark, the Ebershoff Office Supply store.

1925 Underwood 5 #1995871

Status: My Collection
Hunter: David Brechbiel (davidbrechbiel)
Created: 08-31-2020 at 06:35AM
Last Edit: 08-31-2020 at 06:55AM


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This Underwood 5 had a deep, cracked layer of tobacco tar protecting the paint below. After a lot of polish work, the true beauty arose. Located in Lafayette, Ind., it was sold with the shipping crate shown. After a bit of research, the typewriter doesn't match the crate. However, it made for an interesting history lesson and contains a nod to a downtown Lafayette, Ind. landmark, the Ebershoff Office Supply store.

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Otto Ebershoff was the owner of a popular downtown typewriter and office shop.  The address , 306 Erie, was not his shop but could have been the home of a resident receiving a new typewriter.
Otto Ebershoff was the owner of a popular downtown typewriter and office shop. The address , 306 Erie, was not his shop but could have been the home of a resident receiving a new typewriter.






Hunter: David Brechbiel (davidbrechbiel)

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I collect late 1930's-early 1940's memorabilia. I have a small collection of radios from this era that I recently had refurbished. My interest in typewriters focused around a Royal KHM typewriter that was given to me. I decided in early 2016 to get it repaired, but the typewriter repairman I visited claimed it should be trashed and couldn't be fixed. The KHM sat on my garage bench .. again gathering dust .. I couldn't toss it.

In April 2016, on a whim, I closed an eBay BUY IT NOW (and overpaid a lot!) typewriter. The 1947 Smith-Corona Silent may have cost me dearly but it started a hobby that has become a passion to learn all I can about these amazing machines. Within 4 years I have collected nearly 160 machines and am slowly learning how to repair, be patient, and be logical! :) I hope to share my collection with the world very soon!



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