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1955 Underwood Universal Serial # C 2659488 1955 Underwood Universal typewriter, Serial # C 2659488 Pete Kelly's 1955 Underwood Universal typewriter. 2018-07-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Pete Kelly: 1955 Underwood Universal Serial # C 2659488 A thrift store find in a very dirty case which revealed this jewel in wonderful condition and needing only a little wipe down and some future cleaning of the insides (which aren't bad enough to warrant taking it apart yet). It types beautifully and has a nice feel to it for my fingers.

As well a little provenance was included taped to the inside lid which showed it having been owned I imagine by the Freeport Sanaitorium in Kitchener Ontario which was tuberculosis sanatorium throughout the 40's and 50's and later became the Grand River Hospital in Kitchen

It's a very smart looking blue and white. I think the only thing I don't care for, and it's insignificant really, is the knobs for the platen are just a bit too small feeling.

1955 Underwood Universal #C 2659488

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-24-2018 at 09:34PM
Last Edit: 07-01-2018 at 11:35PM


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A thrift store find in a very dirty case which revealed this jewel in wonderful condition and needing only a little wipe down and some future cleaning of the insides (which aren't bad enough to warrant taking it apart yet). It types beautifully and has a nice feel to it for my fingers.

As well a little provenance was included taped to the inside lid which showed it having been owned I imagine by the Freeport Sanaitorium in Kitchener Ontario which was tuberculosis sanatorium throughout the 40's and 50's and later became the Grand River Hospital in Kitchen

It's a very smart looking blue and white. I think the only thing I don't care for, and it's insignificant really, is the knobs for the platen are just a bit too small feeling.

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In desperate need of a cleaning
In desperate need of a cleaning









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