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1942 Urania Klein Urania Serial # 414127 1942 Urania Klein Urania typewriter, Serial # 414127 Mark Petersen's 1942 Urania Klein Urania typewriter. 2016-10-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Petersen: 1942 Urania Klein Urania Serial # 414127 This machine was found in Stuarts Draft, VA for a good price and sat drawbandless and untouched in my home for a few years until a few days ago. Now it works pretty well.
The top part which has cracked is something like Bakelite, but certainly plastic. Other Uranias I have seen this piece is metal.
Also my key rings and maybe the typebars too are aluminum. My key rings look thicker to me than other machines, I wonder if those are steel. Side by side comparison has yet to be done.
I suspect it is a war materials shortage machine. I tried to do some research but the best threads I could find on Nazi machines and Third Reich produced machines were old and also derailed by a moderator. Maybe someday we can shine some light on the history of this machine.
Any light you can shed would be welcome!

1942 Urania Klein Urania #414127

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-12-2016 at 11:03PM
Last Edit: 10-08-2016 at 02:10PM


Description:

This machine was found in Stuarts Draft, VA for a good price and sat drawbandless and untouched in my home for a few years until a few days ago. Now it works pretty well.
The top part which has cracked is something like Bakelite, but certainly plastic. Other Uranias I have seen this piece is metal.
Also my key rings and maybe the typebars too are aluminum. My key rings look thicker to me than other machines, I wonder if those are steel. Side by side comparison has yet to be done.
I suspect it is a war materials shortage machine. I tried to do some research but the best threads I could find on Nazi machines and Third Reich produced machines were old and also derailed by a moderator. Maybe someday we can shine some light on the history of this machine.
Any light you can shed would be welcome!

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The break is significant
The break is significant

Zoomed in, it's not metal
Zoomed in, it's not metal

Those key rings look thicker to me, but who knows.
Those key rings look thicker to me, but who knows.

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I am an aspiring novelist and avid typewriter enthusiast from the New River Valley in Virginia. I am a proud Virginia Tech graduate with an education in creative writing. I use typewriters for all my writing and am working on a novel. I also do street poetry. I often can be found writing on one of my machines in downtown Blacksburg and enjoying a drink.
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