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1928 Underwood Portable 4 Bank Serial # 4B 206252 1928 Underwood Portable 4 Bank typewriter, Serial # 4B 206252 Richard Polt's 1928 Underwood Portable 4 Bank typewriter. 2017-10-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Polt: 1928 Underwood Portable 4 Bank Serial # 4B 206252 I hope I'm designating and dating this machine correctly.

It's certainly an early four-bank, but it's a case study in typewriter refurbishing. Around 1950, it was repainted in brown wrinkle paint, given a new decal, and probably given new keytops as well. Beautiful? You decide.

Its base is newer plywood, with the old hardware attached to it.

1928 Underwood Portable 4 Bank #4B 206252

Status: Sightings
Created: 11-15-2014 at 07:40PM
Last Edit: 10-21-2017 at 04:30PM


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I hope I'm designating and dating this machine correctly.

It's certainly an early four-bank, but it's a case study in typewriter refurbishing. Around 1950, it was repainted in brown wrinkle paint, given a new decal, and probably given new keytops as well. Beautiful? You decide.

Its base is newer plywood, with the old hardware attached to it.

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