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1950 Underwood Rhythm Touch Serial # 6716768 1950 Underwood Rhythm Touch typewriter, Serial # 6716768 Marina Garrison's 1950 Underwood Rhythm Touch typewriter. 2022-03-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Marina Garrison: 1950 Underwood Rhythm Touch Serial # 6716768 Picked this up from an elderly lady whose husband had died for $30 CDN. Had a sticky space bar and some margin adjustment problems. Gave it a good cleaning and a new ribbon and it works fine. I love the huge carriage return lever on this one. It’s built like a tank and weighs as much. My space bar needs some felt/cork pads underneath as it is a little noisy. The typewriter is missing the chrome on the back and left sides.

Note, this model has the question mark next to the M, to make space for a cent key with 3/4, an @ key with 1/2 and a pound key with 1/4. This is not the same keyboard layout as most of the other Rhythm Touch in the galleries. Not sure if this is a “Made in Canada” thing.

From OzTypewriter.blogspot.com:
"The Underwood Rhythm Touch was Willie Dobson's 1948 makeover of the Underwood Standard. The redesign did away with the small carriage return lever which had served Underwood so well for more than half a century and introduced the long, dropping carriage lever.

Today's Underwood with Rhythm Touch is a masterpiece of typewriter engineering. For more than 50 years Underwood has been first to bring you new typing advantages. Try today's Underwood and enjoy new accuracy and performance, delightful ease of operation.

The patent for Willie Dobson's radical re-design for the Rhythm Touch was filed on November 24, 1948 and issued at the end of May 1950."

On TV: This typewriter makes an appearance in “The Bletchley Circle San Francisco” S1 E4 @ 41:56 minutes.

1950 Underwood Rhythm Touch #6716768

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Marina Garrison (mazg)
Created: 12-21-2021 at 09:22PM
Last Edit: 03-06-2022 at 10:33AM


Description:

Picked this up from an elderly lady whose husband had died for $30 CDN. Had a sticky space bar and some margin adjustment problems. Gave it a good cleaning and a new ribbon and it works fine. I love the huge carriage return lever on this one. It’s built like a tank and weighs as much. My space bar needs some felt/cork pads underneath as it is a little noisy. The typewriter is missing the chrome on the back and left sides.

Note, this model has the question mark next to the M, to make space for a cent key with 3/4, an @ key with 1/2 and a pound key with 1/4. This is not the same keyboard layout as most of the other Rhythm Touch in the galleries. Not sure if this is a “Made in Canada” thing.

From OzTypewriter.blogspot.com:
"The Underwood Rhythm Touch was Willie Dobson's 1948 makeover of the Underwood Standard. The redesign did away with the small carriage return lever which had served Underwood so well for more than half a century and introduced the long, dropping carriage lever.

Today's Underwood with Rhythm Touch is a masterpiece of typewriter engineering. For more than 50 years Underwood has been first to bring you new typing advantages. Try today's Underwood and enjoy new accuracy and performance, delightful ease of operation.

The patent for Willie Dobson's radical re-design for the Rhythm Touch was filed on November 24, 1948 and issued at the end of May 1950."

On TV: This typewriter makes an appearance in “The Bletchley Circle San Francisco” S1 E4 @ 41:56 minutes.

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Hunter: Marina Garrison (mazg)

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Office supplies junkie. Amateur refurbisher of typewriters and fountain pens. Currently have 16 machines:
1) 1972 Adler Tippa (Elite), 2) 1967 Olivetti Lettera 32 (Elite), 3) 1966 Olympia SM9 De Luxe wide carriage (Pica), 4) 1950 Underwood Rythym Touch (Pica), 5) 1967 Smith Corona Super Sterling (Pica), 6) 1968 Olympia SM9 De Luxe (Senatorial), 7) 1959 Smith Corona Super (Elite), 8) 1950 Underwood Leader (Pica), 9) 1953 Smith Corona Skyriter (Elite), 10) 1966 Facit TP1 (Elite), 11) 1953 Smith Corona Skywriter, 12) 1968 Smith Corona Sterling (Pica), 13) 1969 Olympia SM9 (Pica), 14) 1955 Royal Senior Commander, 15) Royal 1200 Electric, 16) 1943 Hermes 2000.



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