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1967 Olivetti-Underwood 21 Serial # 702956 1967 Olivetti-Underwood 21 typewriter, Serial # 702956 Michael Hoehne's 1967 Olivetti-Underwood 21 typewriter. 2020-08-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1967 Olivetti-Underwood 21 Serial # 702956 with fabric-covered wooden case with key; made in Barcelona. See the pic and its note in the gallery about crossed key linkages. In every typewriter I have noticed, the links follow straight back from the keys to the typebars in a 1-to-1 left-to-right correspondence but in both examples of this Olivetti Underwood 21 that I have seen, the E and the X links are crossed. Why? To check yours, lift up several typebars in the neighborhood of the X and E slugs.

1967 Olivetti-Underwood 21 #702956

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-25-2013 at 06:03AM
Last Edit: 08-30-2020 at 05:14PM


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with fabric-covered wooden case with key; made in Barcelona. See the pic and its note in the gallery about crossed key linkages. In every typewriter I have noticed, the links follow straight back from the keys to the typebars in a 1-to-1 left-to-right correspondence but in both examples of this Olivetti Underwood 21 that I have seen, the E and the X links are crossed. Why? To check yours, lift up several typebars in the neighborhood of the X and E slugs.

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This is a pic of a curious arrangement of crossed linkages, the X and the E keys, in an Olivetti-Underwood 21. Why is this done this way? Some engineer screwed up?
This is a pic of a curious arrangement of crossed linkages, the X and the E keys, in an Olivetti-Underwood 21. Why is this done this way? Some engineer screwed up?

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