1965 Underwood Touchmaster Five #13-9378627
Status: My Collection
Created: 06-04-2013 at 05:05AM
Last Edit: 06-11-2016 at 01:28AM
The restoration of this machine turned out to be more difficult than I thought. It was really rusty, but finally thanks to some wizardry by the former assembly chief of Hispano Olivetti it is back on the desk again.
I am not really sure if this early 60Â´s machine is a "true" Underwood or an Underwood - Olivetti, since the serial number is a bit after what I could find under the brand Underwood, and it also has the Spanish keyboard with the "Ã±", so maybe it could be made after Olivetti came into scene.
Anyway, this machine is pure quality. It replaced an M40, but just like it, it is made to last a century.
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Uploaded more photos. Since this is one of my early typewriters, I think some more photos would better show the machine itself. When I took the first ones I didnÂ´t have much room to maneuver, but now thatÂ´s different.
Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
The first typewriter I saw was my grandpaÂ´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didnÂ´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.
A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.
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