1967 Underwood Touchmaster Five #II-9901190
Status: My Collection
Created: 11-06-2013 at 12:36AM
Last Edit: 11-15-2015 at 01:30PM
Purchased for $145 from Charlottesville Office Machine Company, a gracious birthday gift from my parents.
I believe I am the first owner of this machine because it is in brand new condition, even a perfectly smooth platen! The man who sold it to me told me he had been an Underwood dealer back in the day, and when I spied a small cluster of TM-5s in the back corner he told me had "two or three" of those but there were five (so I figure he hadn't noticed them himself for a while). The dust cover looks like it could have been made yesterday.
The machine performs extremely well but I do not enjoy the touch and seldom use this machine anymore now that I have standards I much prefer. Still a really cool thing to have a totally new machine. Check out the linked blog to see a close up of the platen.
Hunter: Mark Petersen (totallyyourtype)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am an aspiring novelist and avid typewriter enthusiast from the New River Valley in Virginia. I am a proud Virginia Tech graduate with an education in creative writing. I use typewriters for all my writing and am working on a novel. I also do street poetry. I often can be found writing on one of my machines in downtown Blacksburg and enjoying a drink.
You can email me at email@example.com
You can mail me at Mark Petersen / PO Box 6683 / Christiansburg, VA 24068-6683
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