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1928 Underwood 3 Serial # 147467-26 1928 Underwood 3 typewriter, Serial # 147467-26 James Grooms's 1928 Underwood 3 typewriter. 2024-05-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1928 Underwood 3 Serial # 147467-26 Long range hunting. This machine came out of a lumber operation owned by one of Colorado's scions. More later....

The tab clear was jammed and the carriage lift arm/rod off it's track. Most assuredly these were caused by the difficulty in moving it around. Once sorted and with some hand tension, she types. Now I need a 26 in drawband.

Double Gothic typeface, 12 cpi.

5.5.24 A marathon weekend.

A tale of two periods. As a commercial machine (an actual ‘workhorse’), she’s seen some heavy use and whoever was doing the service didn’t know how to use a screwdriver 😡. However, in retirement she was treated well. The rubber is excellent and not a spot of rust. It is unfortunate the scale was banged up, probably, during service(s).

Two of the decimal levers and the margin release need attention and she’ll be 100% except for the shoddy I/I slug replacement.

Draw band replaced. Slug fixed. A challenging photographic subject.

1928 Underwood 3 #147467-26

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 05-03-2024 at 04:56PM
Last Edit: 05-21-2024 at 10:32AM


Description:

Long range hunting. This machine came out of a lumber operation owned by one of Colorado's scions. More later....

The tab clear was jammed and the carriage lift arm/rod off it's track. Most assuredly these were caused by the difficulty in moving it around. Once sorted and with some hand tension, she types. Now I need a 26 in drawband.

Double Gothic typeface, 12 cpi.

5.5.24 A marathon weekend.

A tale of two periods. As a commercial machine (an actual ‘workhorse’), she’s seen some heavy use and whoever was doing the service didn’t know how to use a screwdriver 😡. However, in retirement she was treated well. The rubber is excellent and not a spot of rust. It is unfortunate the scale was banged up, probably, during service(s).

Two of the decimal levers and the margin release need attention and she’ll be 100% except for the shoddy I/I slug replacement.

Draw band replaced. Slug fixed. A challenging photographic subject.

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Tab clear lever.
Tab clear lever.

Tab brake.
Tab brake.











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