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1952 Urania 9 Serial # -332219 1952 Urania 9 typewriter, Serial # -332219 Lupo Cuore's 1952 Urania 9 typewriter. 2022-09-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Lupo Cuore: 1952 Urania 9 Serial # -332219 This rare bird was a ShopGoodwill purchase. Don't ask me how a rare East German typewriter wound up in Oregon! Rare enough for someone to post this one as a sighting and use the SGW pictures, but the serial number they listed is wrong. This machine has seen a lot of life - these were taken after I cleaned it! And sadly it is non-functional - two teeth are broken off the escapement wheel, and unless there is another brand typewriter using the same parts - not impossible given the situation in the Germanys at the time - this one's going to be out of commission for a long time. That letter Q looks a lot like the Q on a Hermes or Facit, but that's probably just wishful thinking. The other option is to have someone weld some metal where the teeth were, then I file them down.

I have included pictures of the inner workings in hopes of someone seeing them and recognizing a similarity in the workings/wheel with another brand. Even if I find another of this brand and model - highly unlikely - these are rare enough I wouldn't want to use one for parts unless it's totally, irrevocably trashed. If I can get the escapement wheel repaired, then I can move on to restoring the shell and keys. Oh - this thing is a beast, I'd say at least 40 pounds. among the heaviest of my standards.

1952 Urania 9 #-332219

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Lupo Cuore (WolvenHeart)
Created: 08-31-2022 at 03:10PM
Last Edit: 09-01-2022 at 03:54PM


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This rare bird was a ShopGoodwill purchase. Don't ask me how a rare East German typewriter wound up in Oregon! Rare enough for someone to post this one as a sighting and use the SGW pictures, but the serial number they listed is wrong. This machine has seen a lot of life - these were taken after I cleaned it! And sadly it is non-functional - two teeth are broken off the escapement wheel, and unless there is another brand typewriter using the same parts - not impossible given the situation in the Germanys at the time - this one's going to be out of commission for a long time. That letter Q looks a lot like the Q on a Hermes or Facit, but that's probably just wishful thinking. The other option is to have someone weld some metal where the teeth were, then I file them down.

I have included pictures of the inner workings in hopes of someone seeing them and recognizing a similarity in the workings/wheel with another brand. Even if I find another of this brand and model - highly unlikely - these are rare enough I wouldn't want to use one for parts unless it's totally, irrevocably trashed. If I can get the escapement wheel repaired, then I can move on to restoring the shell and keys. Oh - this thing is a beast, I'd say at least 40 pounds. among the heaviest of my standards.

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Hunter: Lupo Cuore (WolvenHeart)

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New collector with a penchant for offbeat models/brands and, conversely, the mundane models many overlook, if I have a personal connection or just find them interesting. Finding that collecting typewriters is like eating potato chips, you can't have just one! Also restorer of mechanical calcs, Vintage audio, and vintage computers.



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