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1951 Urania 9 Serial # 322889 1951 Urania 9 typewriter, Serial # 322889 Jonas Lauritsen's 1951 Urania 9 typewriter. 2023-09-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jonas Lauritsen: 1951 Urania 9 Serial # 322889 Found by pure chance at a thrift store hours away from my home, this Urania 9 had to be mine. Two reasons in particular - My oldest and dearest typewriter in my collection is an Urania 8, 1942, which I've had for over a decade and recently got up and running like the Gods intended it to. So to find the "big brother" model so soon after was very intriguing. Secondly, it was in perfect functional condition. Apart from some paint splatter on the front and keyboard (I hope it's paint, haven't come off so far, might leave it be for fear of messing with the print, paint or surface texturing!).

Danish keyboard, lacking the zero key, making up for it with the capital "O".

Everything on this baby works perfect. No sticky/bent keys, no jams, margin system OK, tabulator system OK, this thing has more tabulator indent keys than any other model I've had my hands on before, with 1, 10, 100, 1000, 10000, and 100000 indents. Snappy carriage, platen, line spaces, everything running smoothly, even the touch control force adjuster thingy feels like it's still in effect. Original spools already loaded in, using standard two-colour 13mm ribbons which I replaced, all feet intact (though VERY close to the ground, very small profile) and it even came with the original dust-cover in what could be thin leather painted to match the machine.
I also noted that my bottom plate do not match the other U9 posted here, which is a bit curious.

1951 Urania 9 #322889

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Jonas Lauritsen (legofanatikeren)
Created: 09-09-2023 at 07:16AM
Last Edit: 09-10-2023 at 03:34AM


Description:

Found by pure chance at a thrift store hours away from my home, this Urania 9 had to be mine. Two reasons in particular - My oldest and dearest typewriter in my collection is an Urania 8, 1942, which I've had for over a decade and recently got up and running like the Gods intended it to. So to find the "big brother" model so soon after was very intriguing. Secondly, it was in perfect functional condition. Apart from some paint splatter on the front and keyboard (I hope it's paint, haven't come off so far, might leave it be for fear of messing with the print, paint or surface texturing!).

Danish keyboard, lacking the zero key, making up for it with the capital "O".

Everything on this baby works perfect. No sticky/bent keys, no jams, margin system OK, tabulator system OK, this thing has more tabulator indent keys than any other model I've had my hands on before, with 1, 10, 100, 1000, 10000, and 100000 indents. Snappy carriage, platen, line spaces, everything running smoothly, even the touch control force adjuster thingy feels like it's still in effect. Original spools already loaded in, using standard two-colour 13mm ribbons which I replaced, all feet intact (though VERY close to the ground, very small profile) and it even came with the original dust-cover in what could be thin leather painted to match the machine.
I also noted that my bottom plate do not match the other U9 posted here, which is a bit curious.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

backside, with tabulator eraser
backside, with tabulator eraser

Underside, after a cleaning. I'm noticing my bottom plate is very different from the one other machine registered here on TPDB
Underside, after a cleaning. I'm noticing my bottom plate is very different from the one other machine registered here on TPDB


Danish keyboard, with no zero. Looking closely, some paint(?) splatter is strewn about.
Danish keyboard, with no zero. Looking closely, some paint(?) splatter is strewn about.

front side
front side

a sticker from the original Danish retailer (presumably)
a sticker from the original Danish retailer (presumably)

close up of the front logo, and some more paint splatter
close up of the front logo, and some more paint splatter

a look under the hood, with a new ribbon
a look under the hood, with a new ribbon


the serial number!
the serial number!

right side view
right side view

left side view
left side view

the dust cover
the dust cover

Hunter: Jonas Lauritsen (legofanatikeren)

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Casual collector of replica flintlock pistols, and in that same vein, picked up a couple of typewriters through the years - as a mechanical engineer, I could not resist.



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