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1967 Underwood Touchmaster Five Serial # 11-9910849 1967 Underwood Touchmaster Five typewriter, Serial # 11-9910849 LaDonna Qualtieri's 1967 Underwood Touchmaster Five typewriter. 2024-03-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of LaDonna Qualtieri: 1967 Underwood Touchmaster Five Serial # 11-9910849 A large type, maybe 6 CPI. Arrived with a broken draw band. Built like a tank. The slugs have “GP” marking, maybe for Great Primer? Update: the advancement problem was cured by removing the tab mechanism. It has a hard plastic gear that tends to crack. It no longer has tabs but works perfectly fine otherwise. I left the mechanism with someone who will attempt to cast a new gear. In the mean time I am just enjoying the heck out of typing on “Mr. Bemis.” (Thanks, Paul, for the name suggestion).

1967 Underwood Touchmaster Five #11-9910849

Status: My Collection
Hunter: LaDonna Qualtieri (Sk8rcruz)
Created: 12-01-2023 at 01:57AM
Last Edit: 03-01-2024 at 02:32PM


Description:

A large type, maybe 6 CPI. Arrived with a broken draw band. Built like a tank. The slugs have “GP” marking, maybe for Great Primer? Update: the advancement problem was cured by removing the tab mechanism. It has a hard plastic gear that tends to crack. It no longer has tabs but works perfectly fine otherwise. I left the mechanism with someone who will attempt to cast a new gear. In the mean time I am just enjoying the heck out of typing on “Mr. Bemis.” (Thanks, Paul, for the name suggestion).

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Location of SN: right side of the machine.
Location of SN: right side of the machine.

Broken draw band
Broken draw band

Just a bunch of gears and springs under the back cover
Just a bunch of gears and springs under the back cover

The clue that the type was large! Also some visible type on the platen.
The clue that the type was large! Also some visible type on the platen.

Slugs
Slugs

Hunter: LaDonna Qualtieri (Sk8rcruz)

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