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1925 Underwood Portable 4 Bank Serial # 4B 1683 1925 Underwood Portable 4 Bank typewriter, Serial # 4B 1683 Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp's 1925 Underwood Portable 4 Bank typewriter. 2021-06-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp: 1925 Underwood Portable 4 Bank Serial # 4B 1683 The earliest specimen in the TWDB of this successful Underwood 4-Bank Portable, has an Italian QZERTY Layout and was presumably sold in Berlin by Busse&Hefti.
This Distributor of office machines seems to me specially progressive and allways up to the newest thing or niches, as I will explain sometime with another Typewriter that I have, also showing their Decals.
Back to this one: I quess that it may was sold to an Ambassy or international operating Company back then, as Berlin was as today the German Capitol and prosperous.
When I bought it, I had no idea about its early production date and argued with the seller, that the top of the case wasn´t included, as the picture with its base implied somehow. Cause of that and the overall dusty appearance I putted it aside to the row of other "Patients".
I only realised its specialty when I was surching for a sparepart for another QWERTZ 4-Bank, and putted it under closer investigation.
Of course it will not be torn apart now in any way, while I also realised that the Ribbon Fork and its Design differs, compaired to my later versions, and is not interchangeable.
But maybe my good QWERTZ´y now has to borrow its case cover. How things can change :-)

Technically it proofs once more the long lasting quality of the old Underwoods. The only thing besides dusting and cleaning was to give it new feet and resurface the paperrollers. In terms of print quality and all over type feeling, it stands out from the two other 4-Banks that I have.

1925 Underwood Portable 4 Bank #4B 1683

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp (Technokid)
Created: 06-09-2021 at 01:18PM
Last Edit: 06-09-2021 at 06:16PM


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The earliest specimen in the TWDB of this successful Underwood 4-Bank Portable, has an Italian QZERTY Layout and was presumably sold in Berlin by Busse&Hefti.
This Distributor of office machines seems to me specially progressive and allways up to the newest thing or niches, as I will explain sometime with another Typewriter that I have, also showing their Decals.
Back to this one: I quess that it may was sold to an Ambassy or international operating Company back then, as Berlin was as today the German Capitol and prosperous.
When I bought it, I had no idea about its early production date and argued with the seller, that the top of the case wasn´t included, as the picture with its base implied somehow. Cause of that and the overall dusty appearance I putted it aside to the row of other "Patients".
I only realised its specialty when I was surching for a sparepart for another QWERTZ 4-Bank, and putted it under closer investigation.
Of course it will not be torn apart now in any way, while I also realised that the Ribbon Fork and its Design differs, compaired to my later versions, and is not interchangeable.
But maybe my good QWERTZ´y now has to borrow its case cover. How things can change :-)

Technically it proofs once more the long lasting quality of the old Underwoods. The only thing besides dusting and cleaning was to give it new feet and resurface the paperrollers. In terms of print quality and all over type feeling, it stands out from the two other 4-Banks that I have.

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Hunter: Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp (Technokid)

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Student of fine Arts, born and raised in Germany. Since October 2017 addicted to Typewriters with the focus on post war portables made of metall (not plastic).



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