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1956 Underwood SX Serial # 11 7945353 1956 Underwood SX typewriter, Serial # 11 7945353 James Grooms's 1956 Underwood SX typewriter. 2023-12-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1956 Underwood SX Serial # 11 7945353 Shows as an SX 50. Does anyone know what the difference between a 50 and 150 is? This was a cheapie project. A clean up and a few adjustments. It is easy to work on is about all I will give it. It shows the decline of Underwood in my opinion. It is a segment shift grafted onto a # 5 essentially. It defies fast typing and my model is not worn out. By looking through old newspaper ads its value is confirmed. A Royal HH was then and now a superior typer. You could get a re-conditioned Royal KMM at 3/4th of this model new! Next up I need an S or SS for a project. I am looking for a margin index bar. About 90% of the paint is gone on this one. Any salvage machine with a 100 spaces bar in green with white and yellow and maybe a little blue on it?

1956 Underwood SX #11 7945353

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 12-20-2023 at 09:59AM
Last Edit: 12-20-2023 at 10:11AM


Description:

Shows as an SX 50. Does anyone know what the difference between a 50 and 150 is? This was a cheapie project. A clean up and a few adjustments. It is easy to work on is about all I will give it. It shows the decline of Underwood in my opinion. It is a segment shift grafted onto a # 5 essentially. It defies fast typing and my model is not worn out. By looking through old newspaper ads its value is confirmed. A Royal HH was then and now a superior typer. You could get a re-conditioned Royal KMM at 3/4th of this model new! Next up I need an S or SS for a project. I am looking for a margin index bar. About 90% of the paint is gone on this one. Any salvage machine with a 100 spaces bar in green with white and yellow and maybe a little blue on it?

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The platen is bent on this end, as well as the ribbon knob. The platen functions fine. The ribbon won't release on the right spool so I suspect the rod tip is damaged from the drop on this side.
The platen is bent on this end, as well as the ribbon knob. The platen functions fine. The ribbon won't release on the right spool so I suspect the rod tip is damaged from the drop on this side.

Clean.
Clean.

An experiment with a stencil. Might make a volume symbol here for the touch control along with a blue, white and red on the ribbon control.
An experiment with a stencil. Might make a volume symbol here for the touch control along with a blue, white and red on the ribbon control.

Note the door color not matching. Maybe misplaced the original during service?
Note the door color not matching. Maybe misplaced the original during service?

Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)

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As with many, the bug is back there somewhere due to an Underwood No. 5. My grandfather was on a small town school board and used one for this. My parents had a yellow Royal Safari that I used to index card everything, including a beer can collection. Collection syndrome clue! The long dormant tic was activated when my neighbors left a Remington Quiet Riter on the curb when they moved in circa 2010, Yes a believe it or not story is next, when a Hermes 3000 comes home with the girlfriend from work for free. Yes, free! From there the addiction is full steam. And yes, I now have a No. 5. Typewriters are the perfect blend of using one's technical skills, history and functional purpose.



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