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1946 Underwood Universal Serial # 1621608 1946 Underwood Universal typewriter, Serial # 1621608 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1946 Underwood Universal typewriter. 2014-12-05 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1946 Underwood Universal Serial # 1621608 Almost a Christmas present, because I found it on the first days of December. But a present because Underwood prices are always 3-digit long around here, no matter its condition. Finding it at 30 euros has been early Christmas for me.

After some minor adjustments which took about 30 minutes, the typewriter is alive again. At first I was a bit shocked with the ribbon spools, because they roll the other way round. In general it´s in pretty good condition except for the decals, which are quite worn off.

1946 Underwood Universal #1621608

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-05-2014 at 04:45AM
Last Edit: 12-05-2014 at 04:46AM


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Almost a Christmas present, because I found it on the first days of December. But a present because Underwood prices are always 3-digit long around here, no matter its condition. Finding it at 30 euros has been early Christmas for me.

After some minor adjustments which took about 30 minutes, the typewriter is alive again. At first I was a bit shocked with the ribbon spools, because they roll the other way round. In general it´s in pretty good condition except for the decals, which are quite worn off.

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Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)

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The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98.

Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter is the only one which is NOT in my collection. How ironic...

Things then got... complex. I moved from Valladolid to my village, and suddenly found myself with a lot of room available at home, so the small collection is turning into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.



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