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1957 Underwood De Luxe Serial # AF2909360 1957 Underwood De Luxe typewriter, Serial # AF2909360 John Munroe's 1957 Underwood De Luxe typewriter. 2018-08-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1957 Underwood De Luxe Serial # AF2909360 "Fleming"

Types like a charm in spite of needing a good cleaning. Pop-up ribbon cover doesn’t pop up but probably just needs a spring. Grail
10 cpi slab-serif typeface finally mine! Love the action and the sound on these mid-50s Underwood portables. Manual and everything! Yes that’s an unopened ribbon at the back left. Sweet!

1957 Underwood De Luxe #AF2909360

Status: My Collection
Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)
Created: 07-01-2018 at 09:39PM
Last Edit: 08-14-2018 at 08:05AM


Description:

"Fleming"

Types like a charm in spite of needing a good cleaning. Pop-up ribbon cover doesn’t pop up but probably just needs a spring. Grail
10 cpi slab-serif typeface finally mine! Love the action and the sound on these mid-50s Underwood portables. Manual and everything! Yes that’s an unopened ribbon at the back left. Sweet!

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Black Watch it is not, but close enough!
Black Watch it is not, but close enough!

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Bling!
Bling!

Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)

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From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.



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