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1972 Underwood 450 Serial # 2206088 1972 Underwood 450 typewriter, Serial # 2206088 Julian Zadorozny's 1972 Underwood 450 typewriter. 2022-11-03 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Julian Zadorozny: 1972 Underwood 450 Serial # 2206088 This was the second typewriter I purchased in 2020. Black and white tuxedo two tone with swift typing action, and easy to use carriage. Writing on this typewriter is loads of fun. However, I enjoy writing fast. The keys lose traction as my fingers slip between those gaping spaces. I purchased the machine during the pandemic.

The gentleman who sold it to me said, ''They made millions of these machines, so if it works then don't worry about it." The typewriter was dirty and typed fine enough. When I decided to write for a spell on the Underwood 450 there was a realization it needed a good service. I had it cleaned from shift keys to carriage scale and now it types with a fine smooth stroke.

The 450 was designed by John Svezia who worked for Nelson and Company of New York City. Olivetti bought Underwood to become the Olivetti Underwood Corporation. The design is sleek and stylish. Great mechanics and a thrill to type on.

Arlene Stainton, who I never met, owned this machine in 1975 and I'm proud to be writing on her Underwood 450 today.

1972 Underwood 450 #2206088

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Julian Zadorozny (Kuliano1977)
Created: 10-14-2022 at 07:35PM
Last Edit: 11-03-2022 at 04:17AM


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This was the second typewriter I purchased in 2020. Black and white tuxedo two tone with swift typing action, and easy to use carriage. Writing on this typewriter is loads of fun. However, I enjoy writing fast. The keys lose traction as my fingers slip between those gaping spaces. I purchased the machine during the pandemic.

The gentleman who sold it to me said, ''They made millions of these machines, so if it works then don't worry about it." The typewriter was dirty and typed fine enough. When I decided to write for a spell on the Underwood 450 there was a realization it needed a good service. I had it cleaned from shift keys to carriage scale and now it types with a fine smooth stroke.

The 450 was designed by John Svezia who worked for Nelson and Company of New York City. Olivetti bought Underwood to become the Olivetti Underwood Corporation. The design is sleek and stylish. Great mechanics and a thrill to type on.

Arlene Stainton, who I never met, owned this machine in 1975 and I'm proud to be writing on her Underwood 450 today.

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Hunter: Julian Zadorozny (Kuliano1977)

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I purchased my first typewriter in 2000: Brother Pro-Line 707 built in 1969.
I wrote eight hours a day, seven days a week on that tiny machine. I wrote my first unpublished novel and hundreds of short stories on the Brother.
In 2020 I decided to purchase my second typewriter. At ten and counting, I still use and collect these amazing tools for writing.



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