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1962 Underwood Touchmaster Five Serial # 8913260 1962 Underwood Touchmaster Five typewriter, Serial # 8913260 James Grooms's 1962 Underwood Touchmaster Five typewriter. 2024-03-03 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1962 Underwood Touchmaster Five Serial # 8913260 A low mileage Touchmaster 5 ready for service and detail. It is missing its ribbon covers (-: Any parts machines out there?

There is no tab brake on this one.

1962 Underwood Touchmaster Five #8913260

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 03-03-2024 at 08:15AM
Last Edit: 03-03-2024 at 08:29AM


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A low mileage Touchmaster 5 ready for service and detail. It is missing its ribbon covers (-: Any parts machines out there?

There is no tab brake on this one.

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Chain driven ribbon system.
Chain driven ribbon system.


That is a lot of typewriters.
That is a lot of typewriters.

Guests!
Guests!

More chain.
More chain.

Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)

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As with many, the bug is back there somewhere due to an Underwood No. 5. My grandfather was on a small town school board and used one for this. My parents had a yellow Royal Safari that I used to index card everything, including a beer can collection. Collection syndrome clue! The long dormant tic was activated when my neighbors left a Remington Quiet Riter on the curb when they moved in circa 2010, Yes a believe it or not story is next, when a Hermes 3000 comes home with the girlfriend from work for free. Yes, free! From there the addiction is full steam. And yes, I now have a No. 5. Typewriters are the perfect blend of using one's technical skills, history and functional purpose.



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