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1956 Underwood Universal Serial # BA2694497 1956 Underwood Universal typewriter, Serial # BA2694497 James Gifford's 1956 Underwood Universal typewriter. 2018-01-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1956 Underwood Universal Serial # BA2694497 This little stunner arrived from an eBayer packed upside down and backwards in its case with two small pieces of styrofoam to protect it, with no protection for the bottom of the package. Despite that, it seems to have arrived unscathed. It's very frustrating that this typer has survived more than sixty years in excellent condition and it was this close to being destroyed. Anyway, it's a gorgeous machine. It needs work--it types, but not well. It's definitely worth bringing back to its former glory.

1956 Underwood Universal #BA2694497

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-11-2018 at 07:11PM
Last Edit: 01-11-2018 at 07:12PM


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This little stunner arrived from an eBayer packed upside down and backwards in its case with two small pieces of styrofoam to protect it, with no protection for the bottom of the package. Despite that, it seems to have arrived unscathed. It's very frustrating that this typer has survived more than sixty years in excellent condition and it was this close to being destroyed. Anyway, it's a gorgeous machine. It needs work--it types, but not well. It's definitely worth bringing back to its former glory.

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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