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1950 Underwood SS Serial # 12-6643798 1950 Underwood SS typewriter, Serial # 12-6643798 James Grooms's 1950 Underwood SS typewriter. 2024-06-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1950 Underwood SS Serial # 12-6643798 The postwar standard lineup for the type off is almost complete! The Rhythm Touch is ready for weigh in.

This, never seen a screwdriver until today, SS is ready to smoke some paper. A fine example of what was going off the rails at Underwood. It ain't 1925 guys. But hey they managed to update the return lever!!!

Spotting tips. There is an early and late version of the SS. The first ones still used the smaller old style return lever and had chrome strips with three ribs. In around 48 they went to this return lever and the chrome is 5 ribs wide.

1950 Underwood SS #12-6643798

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 06-14-2024 at 04:29PM
Last Edit: 06-15-2024 at 06:20AM


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The postwar standard lineup for the type off is almost complete! The Rhythm Touch is ready for weigh in.

This, never seen a screwdriver until today, SS is ready to smoke some paper. A fine example of what was going off the rails at Underwood. It ain't 1925 guys. But hey they managed to update the return lever!!!

Spotting tips. There is an early and late version of the SS. The first ones still used the smaller old style return lever and had chrome strips with three ribs. In around 48 they went to this return lever and the chrome is 5 ribs wide.

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