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1940 Underwood Noiseless Standard Serial # N5226971 1940 Underwood Noiseless Standard typewriter, Serial # N5226971 Jer Wal's 1940 Underwood Noiseless Standard typewriter. 2016-02-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jer Wal: 1940 Underwood Noiseless Standard Serial # N5226971 Top is missing (likely was broken). Frozen up from rust when I bought it for $20 at the ReStore. A couple of months and lots of drops of gun oil later, it's functional! Not pretty, but it works.
This thrust mechanism fascinates me! So much so that I bought a 1937 Remington Noiseless Standard (also in need of fixing)

1940 Underwood Noiseless Standard #N5226971

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-05-2015 at 04:02PM
Last Edit: 02-04-2016 at 08:16PM


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Top is missing (likely was broken). Frozen up from rust when I bought it for $20 at the ReStore. A couple of months and lots of drops of gun oil later, it's functional! Not pretty, but it works.
This thrust mechanism fascinates me! So much so that I bought a 1937 Remington Noiseless Standard (also in need of fixing)

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Too bad the top cover is missing. My plan is to try and make it functional again.
Too bad the top cover is missing. My plan is to try and make it functional again.

The 'thrust action" design (from Remington and licensed by Underwood) is fascinating, and every joint needed gun oil and a workout to come loose.
The 'thrust action" design (from Remington and licensed by Underwood) is fascinating, and every joint needed gun oil and a workout to come loose.

All of the key tops are intact, thankfully.
All of the key tops are intact, thankfully.

She was frozen up tight with rust when I started.
She was frozen up tight with rust when I started.

I got the carriage off. Good thing I have the Ames manual to look at! I later had to take off the shift assembly, which is the part that includes the lower carriage rail shown. And everything needed to be sanded to remove rust.
I got the carriage off. Good thing I have the Ames manual to look at! I later had to take off the shift assembly, which is the part that includes the lower carriage rail shown. And everything needed to be sanded to remove rust.

The "after" photo. Everything works now!
The "after" photo. Everything works now!



Still a little rust on the workings, but she's functional.
Still a little rust on the workings, but she's functional.

Platen is in good shape. I'm surprised.
Platen is in good shape. I'm surprised.

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