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1953 Underwood Rhythm Touch Serial # 13-7375540 1953 Underwood Rhythm Touch typewriter, Serial # 13-7375540 Crystal Bennett's 1953 Underwood Rhythm Touch typewriter. 2017-12-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Crystal Bennett: 1953 Underwood Rhythm Touch Serial # 13-7375540 I found this one on the Goodwill site for $1. The bonus was that the pick up was the local office only 30 miles from home. It has a brass plate on the right-hand side which reads "Veteran's House 31424" so that's a neat bit of historic information.

There was no case - pretty common of these larger old machines if I were to base this theory on the ones in my collection, and to be honest, it's not what one would consider overly portable, so it simply may not have one, I don't know. I really didn't expect much and even for a buck, I wouldn't have bought it in the condition it was in when I found it had it not been local.

That said... it cleaned up very nicely, and all seems to be in working order with the exception of the bell and the margin release, but I suspect those would be an easy fix and I'll look into it further at a later time. It types surprisingly well, and there are no problems with the escapement, so that's a major bonus. Overall a good find :-)

1953 Underwood Rhythm Touch #13-7375540

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-20-2017 at 11:59AM
Last Edit: 12-20-2017 at 12:01PM


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I found this one on the Goodwill site for $1. The bonus was that the pick up was the local office only 30 miles from home. It has a brass plate on the right-hand side which reads "Veteran's House 31424" so that's a neat bit of historic information.

There was no case - pretty common of these larger old machines if I were to base this theory on the ones in my collection, and to be honest, it's not what one would consider overly portable, so it simply may not have one, I don't know. I really didn't expect much and even for a buck, I wouldn't have bought it in the condition it was in when I found it had it not been local.

That said... it cleaned up very nicely, and all seems to be in working order with the exception of the bell and the margin release, but I suspect those would be an easy fix and I'll look into it further at a later time. It types surprisingly well, and there are no problems with the escapement, so that's a major bonus. Overall a good find :-)

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