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1951 Underwood SS Serial # 11-6876694 1951 Underwood SS typewriter, Serial # 11-6876694 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1951 Underwood SS typewriter. 2017-08-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1951 Underwood SS Serial # 11-6876694 This is a very nice machine which stmill needs a bit of work, but it´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 can´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...

1951 Underwood SS #11-6876694

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-16-2017 at 08:26AM
Last Edit: 08-16-2017 at 08:31AM


Description:

This is a very nice machine which stmill needs a bit of work, but it´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 can´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...

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The puzzling dust cover. When did Olivetti take over Underwood?
The puzzling dust cover. When did Olivetti take over Underwood?


Where´s my silver stripe?
Where┬┤s my silver stripe?

Oh, here it is.
Oh, here it is.



It´s one of those... You can take out the platen and use it as a club in case of emergency.
It┬┤s one of those... You can take out the platen and use it as a club in case of emergency.




Something that amuses me. You can stick a camera into an Underwood, and this works with the Touchmaster 5 as well!
Something that amuses me. You can stick a camera into an Underwood, and this works with the Touchmaster 5 as well!

Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)

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The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´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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