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1933 Underwood Universal Serial # E664902 1933 Underwood Universal typewriter, Serial # E664902 James Gifford's 1933 Underwood Universal typewriter. 2017-06-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1933 Underwood Universal Serial # E664902 I paid more for this than I wanted, in my age-old quest to buy favour with local pickers, but I think I might have done okay. I believe I'm right that this is a Universal, though I'd happily be corrected. I looked up and down the Internet to find out more about the E prefix, and a member in a Yahoo group suggested it denotes a De Luxe Universal model. Could it also stand for Elliott-Fisher? Or mean that it was manufactured in Canada? Could I be wrong and this is a Champion? I find it difficult to distinguish between the models of this era. The keytops are white. The paper bail simply says Underwood on it, and now lies flat. It's stamped Underwood Elliott-Fisher on the back, and Made in Canada. In any case, a nice little machine. Except it's missing a drawstring, and its case.

1933 Underwood Universal #E664902

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-12-2017 at 06:18PM
Last Edit: 06-12-2017 at 06:21PM


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I paid more for this than I wanted, in my age-old quest to buy favour with local pickers, but I think I might have done okay. I believe I'm right that this is a Universal, though I'd happily be corrected. I looked up and down the Internet to find out more about the E prefix, and a member in a Yahoo group suggested it denotes a De Luxe Universal model. Could it also stand for Elliott-Fisher? Or mean that it was manufactured in Canada? Could I be wrong and this is a Champion? I find it difficult to distinguish between the models of this era. The keytops are white. The paper bail simply says Underwood on it, and now lies flat. It's stamped Underwood Elliott-Fisher on the back, and Made in Canada. In any case, a nice little machine. Except it's missing a drawstring, and its case.

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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