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1936 Underwood Champion Serial # G10009954 1936 Underwood Champion typewriter, Serial # G10009954 Anthony Mindling's 1936 Underwood Champion typewriter. 2022-02-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Anthony Mindling: 1936 Underwood Champion Serial # G10009954 A lovely, glossy black machine. Excellent cosmetics. This one took some tinkering, mainly the ribbon reverse. The reverse trigger would fail and jam the typewriter. I solved the problem by removing the trigger. So now it is automatic in only one direction - I think it needs a manual shift from right to left. Life in platten. A pretty thing, it reminds me of My Grandpa Mindling's typewriter.

1936 Underwood Champion #G10009954

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Anthony Mindling (tmindling)
Created: 02-24-2022 at 09:36AM
Last Edit: 02-24-2022 at 09:37AM


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A lovely, glossy black machine. Excellent cosmetics. This one took some tinkering, mainly the ribbon reverse. The reverse trigger would fail and jam the typewriter. I solved the problem by removing the trigger. So now it is automatic in only one direction - I think it needs a manual shift from right to left. Life in platten. A pretty thing, it reminds me of My Grandpa Mindling's typewriter.

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Hunter: Anthony Mindling (tmindling)

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Almost at the same instant that the idea occurred to me of how much fun it might be for my children (7) and grandchildren (13) to get letters - real letters in the mail - i went digging through the dusty nether regions of our storage area to pull out my beloved 1957 Olympia SM3 Portable and the old Royal 10 I'd rescued from a neighbor's garbage can in the 1960's. Refurbishing them triggered a typewriter obsession. Don't tell my wife, but i believe there are now about 20 of them.

I love their looks, their intricate and precise mechanisms, and dinking around in the workshop tuning them up and bringing them back to life. i also, unfortunately, love the thrill of the hunt on eBay. But all of them are put to use for correspondence and my new hobby of decorated art letters. And sometimes they even inspire a bit of poetry.



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