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1947 Underwood Universal Serial # F1734579 1947 Underwood Universal typewriter, Serial # F1734579 Kimberly Freed's 1947 Underwood Universal typewriter. 2023-08-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Kimberly Freed: 1947 Underwood Universal Serial # F1734579 I found this gem at a moving sale. The seller was the original owner's daughter who stated that her mother bought it in the late '40s for a college typewriter. She seemed a bit sad to see it go, so I promised her that I would clean it up and even if I didn't use it everyday, to prominently display it in my home in honor of her mom. It cleaned up very well and types beautifully. (Submitted picture taken before cleaning.)

1947 Underwood Universal #F1734579

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Kimberly Freed (KimberlyF)
Created: 08-13-2023 at 02:50PM
Last Edit: 08-13-2023 at 02:58PM


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I found this gem at a moving sale. The seller was the original owner's daughter who stated that her mother bought it in the late '40s for a college typewriter. She seemed a bit sad to see it go, so I promised her that I would clean it up and even if I didn't use it everyday, to prominently display it in my home in honor of her mom. It cleaned up very well and types beautifully. (Submitted picture taken before cleaning.)

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Hunter: Kimberly Freed (KimberlyF)

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Hello, I am recently retired and have relocated to sunny Arizona from many years of living in the Pacific Northwest. Of course, I'm at an age where I grew up with typewriters and they have always had a special place in my heart. I recall my dad having an old manual Royal that has long since been lost to time and house moves. My unicorn is a (working) Olivetti Praxis 48. My mom "upgraded" to that machine from her manual and I can still remember writing papers on that beautiful typewriter. I lost her a few years ago and I would love to hunt an old Praxis down to relive some of those wonderful childhood memories.
I am new to collecting and only have a few so far, but I am always excited to search nooks and crannies for long forgotten treasures. I am so happy to be a part of this family!



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