1951 Underwood SS #11-6876694
Status: My Collection
Created: 08-16-2017 at 08:26AM
Last Edit: 08-16-2017 at 08:31AM
This is a very nice machine which stmill needs a bit of work, but itÂ´s really promising.
The Underwood SS is somewhere between beautiful and brutal. Brutiful, maybe? It has the trademark Underwood durability and no-nonsense design, and again it looks ahead of its time.
I canÂ´t use it much, though. It needs a new ribbon, but what worries me is the loud CRRRRAAACKing noise it makes when returning the carriage. If I press the carriage release nothing bad happens, so the problem should be there.
Another issue: it lacks the chromed part on the right side, so pretty much like everyone it has a good and a bad side. And for the puzzling potential, it came with a dust cover which clearly reads Olivetti-Underwood. I thought Olivetti took over later...
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
The first typewriter I saw was my grandpaÂ´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didnÂ´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.
A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.
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