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197X Underwood Electric 565 Serial # 9075721 197X Underwood Electric 565 typewriter, Serial # 9075721 Jason Peachrick's 197X Underwood Electric 565 typewriter. 2020-09-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jason Peachrick: 197X Underwood Electric 565 Serial # 9075721 Found this at my local Goodwill for $10. The belt was loose and covered in oil, so I had to clean it off, clean the pulleys, and move the motor back for tension. Had to flush the basket twice and add some Rem Oil (which I usually never, ever do, but it was the only way I could loosen up those type bars). The coil that keeps tension on the cord for the return had come undone, so I had to open that up and reset it. I also had to add a little bit of Rem Oil to the mechanism on the left side of the carriage as it kept freezing up and preventing the platen from rolling properly (this also contributed to the return cord losing its tension). The last two things I'd like to do to it are replace the ribbon and replace the cord, which is missing the grounding prong. Anyway, for $10 and a few hours of work, I'd say it's a pretty nice Japanese typer.

197X Underwood Electric 565 #9075721

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-16-2020 at 12:06AM
Last Edit: 09-16-2020 at 12:06AM


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Found this at my local Goodwill for $10. The belt was loose and covered in oil, so I had to clean it off, clean the pulleys, and move the motor back for tension. Had to flush the basket twice and add some Rem Oil (which I usually never, ever do, but it was the only way I could loosen up those type bars). The coil that keeps tension on the cord for the return had come undone, so I had to open that up and reset it. I also had to add a little bit of Rem Oil to the mechanism on the left side of the carriage as it kept freezing up and preventing the platen from rolling properly (this also contributed to the return cord losing its tension). The last two things I'd like to do to it are replace the ribbon and replace the cord, which is missing the grounding prong. Anyway, for $10 and a few hours of work, I'd say it's a pretty nice Japanese typer.

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I'm from Sonoma County, California and collect primarily Smith-Coronas from the 1950s-onward. I have a small but growing collection of machines that I use on an almost daily basis for filling out documents, journaling, writing letters, etc.. I often search local thrift stores, antique stores, and online listings for typewriters.

I use the TWDB often to check/estimate the manufacturing dates for my machines, which I would like to share here in the gallery for all to see. This is a valuable resource for us collectors, and I feel the need, and desire, to contribute.



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