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1949 Underwood Finger-Flite Champion Serial # J2003917 1949 Underwood Finger-Flite Champion typewriter, Serial # J2003917 Stephen Clancy's 1949 Underwood Finger-Flite Champion typewriter. 2022-08-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Stephen Clancy: 1949 Underwood Finger-Flite Champion Serial # J2003917 Found this one in Holly Springs North Carolina. It is a fairly clean machine but at the present, the carriage is locked up. While it moves freely when using the carriage release tabs, it is frozen up when attempting to type or use the space bar. Looks to be some type of escapement issue. Waiting on some feedback from the Antique Typewriter Collectors Maintenance Group for recommendations on h0w to possibly fix it. If not, it will be my Congressional typewriter....looks good but won' work.
Love those swooping lines like some of the vehicles from the late 40's and 50's.

1949 Underwood Finger-Flite Champion #J2003917

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Stephen Clancy (navyldolcdr)
Created: 08-08-2022 at 02:14PM
Last Edit: 08-08-2022 at 02:22PM


Description:

Found this one in Holly Springs North Carolina. It is a fairly clean machine but at the present, the carriage is locked up. While it moves freely when using the carriage release tabs, it is frozen up when attempting to type or use the space bar. Looks to be some type of escapement issue. Waiting on some feedback from the Antique Typewriter Collectors Maintenance Group for recommendations on h0w to possibly fix it. If not, it will be my Congressional typewriter....looks good but won' work.
Love those swooping lines like some of the vehicles from the late 40's and 50's.

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Left front and side
Left front and side

Left rear and side
Left rear and side

Right rear and side
Right rear and side

Front straight on
Front straight on

Rear
Rear

Under the hood
Under the hood

Serial number J2003917
Serial number J2003917

Hunter: Stephen Clancy (navyldolcdr)

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Retired in June of 2015 and relocated from IL to NC (no more snow and cold but unfortunately, no more Portillo's Chicago dogs either). Missed my old manual typewriter and went on the hunt for a replacement. My first find was a 1920 Royal Model 10 (second design with the dual side glass) . Have always been very fond of typewriters, from the old portable that my mother used, to my first typing class in 1967, then on into the Navy where, as a Communications Yeoman, I worked on the AN/UGC-6 with the 28 ASR (automatic send receive) teletype machine as well as the IBM card punch machines in use at the time. I guess you can say that from 1967 onward, I have been typing on one machine or another, and now have started collecting as my little part in the preservation of the great machines of he past.



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