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197X Underwood Electric 565 Serial # 9006170 197X Underwood Electric 565 typewriter, Serial # 9006170 Jason Macdermott's 197X Underwood Electric 565 typewriter. 2019-04-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jason Macdermott: 197X Underwood Electric 565 Serial # 9006170 Bought this from the original owner who hadn't used it much. Came in a big, hard, durable grey plastic case which does a great job of protecting it. Apparently these machines don't age well just sitting around, though. I replaced the drive belt (first with a produce elastic, and then with a real belt ;) ), and cleaned off a lot of joints which were sticking. I'm not sure why it needed this given its lack of use, I figure some of the original factory lubrication must have just gummed up over time. Very similar to the 565, the only difference I see is the powered carriage return on this model. It returns fast and HARD! Except for a very enthusiastic space bar, it types wonderfully. Made by Nakajima according to the knowledgeable folks on the FB group who provided me with great advice and suggestions.

197X Underwood Electric 565 #9006170

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-14-2019 at 05:57AM
Last Edit: 04-14-2019 at 06:01AM


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Bought this from the original owner who hadn't used it much. Came in a big, hard, durable grey plastic case which does a great job of protecting it. Apparently these machines don't age well just sitting around, though. I replaced the drive belt (first with a produce elastic, and then with a real belt ;) ), and cleaned off a lot of joints which were sticking. I'm not sure why it needed this given its lack of use, I figure some of the original factory lubrication must have just gummed up over time. Very similar to the 565, the only difference I see is the powered carriage return on this model. It returns fast and HARD! Except for a very enthusiastic space bar, it types wonderfully. Made by Nakajima according to the knowledgeable folks on the FB group who provided me with great advice and suggestions.

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Disassembled for cleaning.
Disassembled for cleaning.

Naked typewriter from below.
Naked typewriter from below.

Produce elastic makes a fine temporary belt!  But I replaced it as I thought a proper belt might experience better longevity!
Produce elastic makes a fine temporary belt! But I replaced it as I thought a proper belt might experience better longevity!


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