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1947 Underwood Universal Serial # F1762255 1947 Underwood Universal typewriter, Serial # F1762255 Mei Travis's 1947 Underwood Universal typewriter. 2021-07-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 1947 Underwood Universal Serial # F1762255 Purchased Feb. 9, 2021 in Beebe, AR via Facebook Marketplace for $30. It was very dirty but works well enough and has a decent platen and a nice case. The paper table is cracked on one hinge but it still holds ok until a replacement is located. July 2021, I'm finally getting around to cleaning it, and it keeps working better and better now.

1947 Underwood Universal #F1762255

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Created: 02-09-2021 at 12:51PM
Last Edit: 07-14-2021 at 01:54PM


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Purchased Feb. 9, 2021 in Beebe, AR via Facebook Marketplace for $30. It was very dirty but works well enough and has a decent platen and a nice case. The paper table is cracked on one hinge but it still holds ok until a replacement is located. July 2021, I'm finally getting around to cleaning it, and it keeps working better and better now.

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Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)

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Out of the blue in the summer of 2020, I really wanted a typewriter again, so after some online research and browsing, two Brother machines landed on my doorstep. A pastel blue 1971 Montgomery Ward's Signature 511D and a creamy 1985 Sears ultraportable both ignited a fire I haven't felt in a long time. I quickly found Ted Munk, the Facebook groups, and the rest of the typewriter online community, where I learned how to fix them and appreciate them. By summer's end I had collected 20 typewriters to cure my 2020 pandemic blues. Now I'm obsessed about all the different styles, every aspect of the mechanics, and their important history. Typewriters are an endless source of fascination as a literary medium, for creativity, a tinker-fest for machine geeks, and still contribute to the economy. I truly enjoy learning how to bring mid-century or later typewriters back to life, even the electric ones, while completely in awe of the unique antiques that folks brilliantly restore. It warms my heart that there are others, and here we are sharing the same passions about typewriters together.



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