1947 Underwood Universal #F1683943
Status: My Collection
Created: 09-07-2018 at 06:13PM
Last Edit: 09-07-2018 at 06:16PM
A Craigslist find; it's missing a few parts, like the front foot, and I had to fabricate a couple of others, but it is functioning fully now. This machine is a surprisingly good typer, but it needs a bit more work before it is really complete.
Hunter: Richard Bettes (GramsRoyal)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am a retired printer going back to letterpress and hot type days, and just recently have begun collecting. I have acquired four typewriters so far, ranging from the 30's to the 60's; two Royals and two Smith-Coronas (well, almost two--one is a Sears Tower Commander). I love working on small machinery, and have been known to do a bit of woodworking occasionally. Also play guitar and mandolin and have been spotted at picnics and barbecues playing in string bands (Americana). I think old cars are great as well.
I don't have a preference for a specific style or date of typewriter yet, but seem drawn to mid-century portables. I'd like to try a few desktops to complement my writing, but we'll see what the budget and my wife's sanity can tolerate.
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