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1964 Underwood Scriptor Serial # E13 8929667 1964 Underwood Scriptor typewriter, Serial # E13 8929667 James Grooms's 1964 Underwood Scriptor typewriter. 2024-04-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1964 Underwood Scriptor Serial # E13 8929667 51 lbs for the price of getting it out of the basement. A good day of hunting!

Very clean except for the start of a mouse nest in the basket. It looks like maybe eating the ribbon did him in. Powers up on a very short test. Sticky keys/shift but no unusual noises.

A quick newspaper search shows a huge ad push in 1961 for the three model lineup of Raphael, Forum and Scriptor. Not sure where this serial number puts this one with so little twdb sources.

4.30.24 Service update. A fun project. The side covers are post, grommets, washers and e clips. Someone didn't put the rear two clips on either side back in place. I found a rubber washer amongst the mouse house. One metal washer was found when it jammed up the carriage shift mechanism, which initially thought was a sticky button. Otherwise, it cleaned up easy and just needs four slugs aligned to be dialed in.

List was $385. What did an IBM C cloth ribbon list for?

1964 Underwood Scriptor #E13 8929667

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 04-11-2024 at 04:56AM
Last Edit: 04-30-2024 at 05:02PM


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51 lbs for the price of getting it out of the basement. A good day of hunting!

Very clean except for the start of a mouse nest in the basket. It looks like maybe eating the ribbon did him in. Powers up on a very short test. Sticky keys/shift but no unusual noises.

A quick newspaper search shows a huge ad push in 1961 for the three model lineup of Raphael, Forum and Scriptor. Not sure where this serial number puts this one with so little twdb sources.

4.30.24 Service update. A fun project. The side covers are post, grommets, washers and e clips. Someone didn't put the rear two clips on either side back in place. I found a rubber washer amongst the mouse house. One metal washer was found when it jammed up the carriage shift mechanism, which initially thought was a sticky button. Otherwise, it cleaned up easy and just needs four slugs aligned to be dialed in.

List was $385. What did an IBM C cloth ribbon list for?

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