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197X Underwood Typemaster Serial # 15-1039299 197X Underwood Typemaster typewriter, Serial # 15-1039299 Uwe Wachtendorf's 197X Underwood Typemaster typewriter. 2014-09-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf: 197X Underwood Typemaster Serial # 15-1039299 I assume that the Typemaster was produced during the early '70s, and that Underwood did something strange with the serial numbers after 1968 (which started at 9,967,000), because with this model the numbers are back to the one million level.

Numbers aside, there's plenty more plastic in the model that replaced that Touch-Master 5, and the case, which is still metal, is thinner too. It's still a very proficient typewriter, but its acoustics are distracting as each key strike produces a reverberating sound that is annoyingly tinny. I would also argue that the design is a step backward; if the Touch-Master was a stodgy machine, the Typemaster is just plain homely.

197X Underwood Typemaster #15-1039299

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-08-2014 at 04:10PM
Last Edit: 09-08-2014 at 04:16PM


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I assume that the Typemaster was produced during the early '70s, and that Underwood did something strange with the serial numbers after 1968 (which started at 9,967,000), because with this model the numbers are back to the one million level.

Numbers aside, there's plenty more plastic in the model that replaced that Touch-Master 5, and the case, which is still metal, is thinner too. It's still a very proficient typewriter, but its acoustics are distracting as each key strike produces a reverberating sound that is annoyingly tinny. I would also argue that the design is a step backward; if the Touch-Master was a stodgy machine, the Typemaster is just plain homely.

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