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1956 Underwood Universal Serial # c2736969 1956 Underwood Universal typewriter, Serial # c2736969 Julian Zadorozny's 1956 Underwood Universal typewriter. 2022-11-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Julian Zadorozny: 1956 Underwood Universal Serial # c2736969 I purchased this machine on an online estate sale in Toronto. Something I will never do again.

First, you can't examine the machine for any damage, which this typewriter had plenty, and needed to be repaired: ribbon drive, shift and shift lock, new platen knobs, etc.
Second, something about dropping cash against strangers at the eleventh-hour isn't even exciting.

However, this Underwood Universal is absolutely a wonder to work on. A phenomenal typing smoothness. I enjoy writing fast and the keyboard keeps up with my fingers. A fantastic typewriter. The Underwood may not work as it had sixty-six years ago but I'm enjoying the experience. As the gentleman who serviced the machine said, "This is a real showpiece." All restoration was done by Dominion Business Machines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1956 Underwood Universal #c2736969

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Julian Zadorozny (Kuliano1977)
Created: 10-11-2022 at 05:37PM
Last Edit: 11-01-2022 at 07:39PM


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I purchased this machine on an online estate sale in Toronto. Something I will never do again.

First, you can't examine the machine for any damage, which this typewriter had plenty, and needed to be repaired: ribbon drive, shift and shift lock, new platen knobs, etc.
Second, something about dropping cash against strangers at the eleventh-hour isn't even exciting.

However, this Underwood Universal is absolutely a wonder to work on. A phenomenal typing smoothness. I enjoy writing fast and the keyboard keeps up with my fingers. A fantastic typewriter. The Underwood may not work as it had sixty-six years ago but I'm enjoying the experience. As the gentleman who serviced the machine said, "This is a real showpiece." All restoration was done by Dominion Business Machines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Hunter: Julian Zadorozny (Kuliano1977)

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I purchased my first typewriter in 2000: Brother Pro-Line 707 built in 1969.
I wrote eight hours a day, seven days a week on that tiny machine. I wrote my first unpublished novel and hundreds of short stories on the Brother.
In 2020 I decided to purchase my second typewriter. At ten and counting, I still use and collect these amazing tools for writing.



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