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1962 Underwood Five Serial # P20 9011019 1962 Underwood Five typewriter, Serial # P20 9011019 Francisco Parada's 1962 Underwood Five typewriter. 2016-10-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Francisco Parada: 1962 Underwood Five Serial # P20 9011019 My sister bought this one out for me, so it was a bit of a blind buy.

Plenty of congealed grease inside, a lot of alcohol and dirty cotton buds used for cleaning.

The carriage is still a bit sluggish in the middle section, and I don't feel very confident on winding the spring more than I already have.

The vibrator doesn't come down easily, although the linkages move freely.

Keys seem hard to press, even with touch control to lightest setting.


"B" key locked in halfway position a couple of times alongside the space bar; seems to be related to a linkage on the escapement side that snaps back into place after some trials.

20"/50cm platen, 25.6"/65cm total width, around 40~50 pounds in weight.

Made in USA.


EDIT: Carriage bearings adjusted to remove excessive play, it now moves freely.

Keys need some action to free up, but they don't seem that hard to press after a while; they transmit a lot of feedback from the hammers striking the platen back to the fingertips.

1962 Underwood Five #P20 9011019

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-10-2016 at 04:39AM
Last Edit: 10-10-2016 at 05:27AM


Description:

My sister bought this one out for me, so it was a bit of a blind buy.

Plenty of congealed grease inside, a lot of alcohol and dirty cotton buds used for cleaning.

The carriage is still a bit sluggish in the middle section, and I don't feel very confident on winding the spring more than I already have.

The vibrator doesn't come down easily, although the linkages move freely.

Keys seem hard to press, even with touch control to lightest setting.


"B" key locked in halfway position a couple of times alongside the space bar; seems to be related to a linkage on the escapement side that snaps back into place after some trials.

20"/50cm platen, 25.6"/65cm total width, around 40~50 pounds in weight.

Made in USA.


EDIT: Carriage bearings adjusted to remove excessive play, it now moves freely.

Keys need some action to free up, but they don't seem that hard to press after a while; they transmit a lot of feedback from the hammers striking the platen back to the fingertips.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

Lift to release platen
Lift to release platen




The lever that pushes the platen when changing line lifts a bit to allow platen removal.
The lever that pushes the platen when changing line lifts a bit to allow platen removal.

Above mentioned lever back in position.
Above mentioned lever back in position.


Platen locked on right side
Platen locked on right side


Ball chain driving the ribbons
Ball chain driving the ribbons




Needs a new space bar or fixing existing one.
Needs a new space bar or fixing existing one.

Vibrator locked in working position
Vibrator locked in working position

Vibrator opened to allow easy ribbon change
Vibrator opened to allow easy ribbon change

Left in working position, right on change position
Left in working position, right on change position

Hunter: Francisco Parada (Francisco)

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