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1945 Underwood S Serial # 14-5776070 1945 Underwood S typewriter, Serial # 14-5776070 Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters's 1945 Underwood S typewriter. 2018-03-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters: 1945 Underwood S Serial # 14-5776070 I received this typewriter as a donation from a friend about a year ago, but have not had the opportunity to get into it yet. It is a rather common Underwood S, and the reason you still see these so often is because they are very well build. This particular typewriter was in rough shape when I got it, and it still carries some of the patina that I have been unable to remove. The machine, however, as it is sits now, works absolutely perfect, which is rather surprising considering it was a rust-bucket when I got it. It isn't perfect cosmetically by far. But this old thing will work once again, which is more than was expected by many. I treated the keys with vinegar and that worked great. The automatic ribbon reverse mechanism was faulty and took a long time to fix, but I seem to have tweaked it correctly right now. Besides that I also had to do repairs to the shift, color-selector, and back-space. The space-bar was cracked in two which I have also repaired with glue and paint. Looks really good. Only a small area gives way it's repair. One of the feet was missing, and I have created a temporary solution. I've include some photographs of the typewriter before I repaired it.

- Dirk

1945 Underwood S #14-5776070

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-01-2018 at 08:26PM
Last Edit: 03-06-2018 at 03:51PM


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I received this typewriter as a donation from a friend about a year ago, but have not had the opportunity to get into it yet. It is a rather common Underwood S, and the reason you still see these so often is because they are very well build. This particular typewriter was in rough shape when I got it, and it still carries some of the patina that I have been unable to remove. The machine, however, as it is sits now, works absolutely perfect, which is rather surprising considering it was a rust-bucket when I got it. It isn't perfect cosmetically by far. But this old thing will work once again, which is more than was expected by many. I treated the keys with vinegar and that worked great. The automatic ribbon reverse mechanism was faulty and took a long time to fix, but I seem to have tweaked it correctly right now. Besides that I also had to do repairs to the shift, color-selector, and back-space. The space-bar was cracked in two which I have also repaired with glue and paint. Looks really good. Only a small area gives way it's repair. One of the feet was missing, and I have created a temporary solution. I've include some photographs of the typewriter before I repaired it.

- Dirk

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This gallery represents the machines owned by good friends Dirk Plante and Sean Doole, who reside in British Columbia, Canada. Together they have established Venneburg Typewriters, a partnership that to date has seen over 400 typewriters since 2009. Here you will find the machines that are currently still in possession or that have come and gone since December 2017.



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