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1941 Underwood Universal Serial # 1421669 1941 Underwood Universal typewriter, Serial # 1421669 Tas Kyprianou's 1941 Underwood Universal typewriter. 2023-09-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1941 Underwood Universal Serial # 1421669 Soooo much charm, beauty, style, and above all connection. This thing is 81 years old yet somehow still has a modern look about it. It has a fast, lovely, no-nonsense action; very similar to my Royal Arrow.

Mine didn't come with a case. Not a problem. This thing will be out FULL time on my desk.

* It drove me mad for a while with inconsistent red typing. Otherwise perfectly behaved, it would take 3 or 4 strikes to type properly in red. Still does it a little but it's tolerable now.

1941 Underwood Universal #1421669

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 07-06-2022 at 12:21PM
Last Edit: 09-11-2023 at 02:28PM


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Soooo much charm, beauty, style, and above all connection. This thing is 81 years old yet somehow still has a modern look about it. It has a fast, lovely, no-nonsense action; very similar to my Royal Arrow.

Mine didn't come with a case. Not a problem. This thing will be out FULL time on my desk.

* It drove me mad for a while with inconsistent red typing. Otherwise perfectly behaved, it would take 3 or 4 strikes to type properly in red. Still does it a little but it's tolerable now.

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That ribbon cover space.
That ribbon cover space.





The nicest keys of any of my machines.
The nicest keys of any of my machines.

Looook at that little swirl! The 9 has it too.
Looook at that little swirl! The 9 has it too.

Linea 98 feet on the back. Rubber grommets x 3 on the front
Linea 98 feet on the back. Rubber grommets x 3 on the front




3 x rubber grommets super glued to each other. Perfect!
3 x rubber grommets super glued to each other. Perfect!



Pica typeface size
Pica typeface size


To me, there's something really open and inviting about the type bar area opening. Many machines attempt to hide the goings on inside, Underwood are almost showing it off.
To me, there's something really open and inviting about the type bar area opening. Many machines attempt to hide the goings on inside, Underwood are almost showing it off.



Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 4144

UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - My first machine was an Everest Mod 90 that I bought after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
My collection now consists of 41 machines.

My absolute favourite remains (just) my 1939 Royal KMM. For me, it's both the prettiest and the "warmest" to type on. It has "Majik" (with a nod to Sandy1)
I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have amassed such a beautiful bunch.



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