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1958 Underwood SX Serial # 11-8163395 1958 Underwood SX typewriter, Serial # 11-8163395 Gerard Shen's 1958 Underwood SX typewriter. 2022-01-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Gerard Shen: 1958 Underwood SX Serial # 11-8163395 This is a great great Golden Touch--well-engineered, snappy and rare turquoise color. Another good reason to be a fan of American typewirter. My favorite typer now! However, the spacebar of this machine is not very responsive. When I hit it, I have to hit it very hard and even so, sometimes it doesn't work. I took off the back-side wall to check the escapement/carriage advancement mechanism, but seems everything is just fine. Maybe some spring is missing because when I poke the escapement piece, it moves perfectly well. Or maybe the level beneath cannot hit hard enough to make it move? I don't know. I need some help. I can't put up with something that is not perfect. Please help me preserving this great great American typer!

Please feel free to leave comments on my blog: http://machopolitan.blogspot.com/

1958 Underwood SX #11-8163395

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Gerard Shen (machopolitan)
Created: 08-27-2020 at 06:57PM
Last Edit: 01-14-2022 at 08:58AM


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This is a great great Golden Touch--well-engineered, snappy and rare turquoise color. Another good reason to be a fan of American typewirter. My favorite typer now! However, the spacebar of this machine is not very responsive. When I hit it, I have to hit it very hard and even so, sometimes it doesn't work. I took off the back-side wall to check the escapement/carriage advancement mechanism, but seems everything is just fine. Maybe some spring is missing because when I poke the escapement piece, it moves perfectly well. Or maybe the level beneath cannot hit hard enough to make it move? I don't know. I need some help. I can't put up with something that is not perfect. Please help me preserving this great great American typer!

Please feel free to leave comments on my blog: http://machopolitan.blogspot.com/

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Hunter: Gerard Shen (machopolitan)

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Hi, I'm a typewriter enthusiast from Shanghai, China. In a period of 20 years, I have collected more than 100 machines. My interest in typewriter started when I was 11 years old (1989) when China started to deepen its opening-up to the outside world. Hence local stationary started to sell manual typewriters



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