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1956 Underwood All-Electric Serial # 16-8150137 1956 Underwood All-Electric typewriter, Serial # 16-8150137 Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp's 1956 Underwood All-Electric typewriter. 2021-05-07 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp: 1956 Underwood All-Electric Serial # 16-8150137 The first time I encountered such a typewriter in offer of a selling plattform, I was unexplainably attracted, but have waited too long for making the catch. Interesstingly when this one came up, it was again in the same city, but is a newer Version then the other. I picked it up at a car service, where a student have sold parts out the storage, and this was between bumpers, tires and engineparts. It was used there in the office or at the cash register, I dont remember anymore. When he switched on the All-Electric it didĀ“t worked and instead it emitted a cloud of smoke and smell. At the first inspection, it became obvious that the motor was not turning, but it was humming. After deattaching, deassembling the Motor and oiling the well at the ball-bearing, it worked flawlessly. The rubber parts in the inside are still very good, what stands for the quality the typewriter was manufactured, but the thought that they might once drie out and have to be replaced, is an unconfortable one.

But till then I will enjoy its whole appearance, as it looks like something out of the "Fallout" Video game series, and is definetly a representation of its time. ItĀ“s a whale, itĀ“s a bunker, itĀ“s a robohead.

1956 Underwood All-Electric #16-8150137

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp (Technokid)
Created: 05-07-2021 at 04:24PM
Last Edit: 05-07-2021 at 04:36PM


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The first time I encountered such a typewriter in offer of a selling plattform, I was unexplainably attracted, but have waited too long for making the catch. Interesstingly when this one came up, it was again in the same city, but is a newer Version then the other. I picked it up at a car service, where a student have sold parts out the storage, and this was between bumpers, tires and engineparts. It was used there in the office or at the cash register, I dont remember anymore. When he switched on the All-Electric it didĀ“t worked and instead it emitted a cloud of smoke and smell. At the first inspection, it became obvious that the motor was not turning, but it was humming. After deattaching, deassembling the Motor and oiling the well at the ball-bearing, it worked flawlessly. The rubber parts in the inside are still very good, what stands for the quality the typewriter was manufactured, but the thought that they might once drie out and have to be replaced, is an unconfortable one.

But till then I will enjoy its whole appearance, as it looks like something out of the "Fallout" Video game series, and is definetly a representation of its time. ItĀ“s a whale, itĀ“s a bunker, itĀ“s a robohead.

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Hunter: Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp (Technokid)

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Student of fine Arts, born and raised in Germany. Since October 2017 addicted to Typewriters with the focus on post war portables made of metall (not plastic).



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