1955 Underwood SX #11-7786394
Status: My Collection
Created: 01-07-2015 at 06:05PM
Last Edit: 11-15-2015 at 01:32PM
A new oddity for me. This machine is cap's only and with a huge, 4-pitch typeface.
The ribbon color selector lever was removed, although the front panel still has the slot for it, and the mechanism even works, but no reason to shift it because only in the "red" position will it rise high enough to cover the entire character.
Maybe it's for speech writing... Not entirely sure...
please chime in.
Hunter: Brad Sarno (bradsarno)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I've spent my life as a mechanical and electronics tinkerer, bikes, cars, lawnmowers, appliances, cameras, audio gear, guitars, amplifiers, and pedal steel guitars. I was trained as a typist for 2 years back in the late 70's on IBM Selectric II's. At home I recall my mother having an Olympia SM3. More recently we got our daughter a typewriter for Christmas, and that somehow sparked my own personal interest in these fine and interesting machines. Now it's a habit that just won't quit. Daily searches on Craigslist, frequent trips to antique stores & malls, garage sales, etc. It's a fun and healthy addiction.
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