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1922 Underwood 5 Serial # 1620184-5 1922 Underwood 5 typewriter, Serial # 1620184-5 Mary Echevarria's 1922 Underwood 5 typewriter. 2022-10-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mary Echevarria: 1922 Underwood 5 Serial # 1620184-5 A fellow typospherian gave me a rusty Underwood 5 with a cracked platen and melted feed rollers. I stripped and recovered the platen and feed rollers with polyolefin heat shrink and cleaned up the machine. Replaced damaged scale with scan of an Underwood #5 Pica paper scale from Ted Munk's site. It's typing very nicely now with a good imprint.

1922 Underwood 5 #1620184-5

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mary Echevarria (Mech)
Created: 10-04-2022 at 06:00AM
Last Edit: 10-04-2022 at 06:04AM


Description:

A fellow typospherian gave me a rusty Underwood 5 with a cracked platen and melted feed rollers. I stripped and recovered the platen and feed rollers with polyolefin heat shrink and cleaned up the machine. Replaced damaged scale with scan of an Underwood #5 Pica paper scale from Ted Munk's site. It's typing very nicely now with a good imprint.

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Before: platen and feed rollers cracked
Before: platen and feed rollers cracked

Hunter: Mary Echevarria (Mech)

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I'm a novice collector with a very small collection of mostly nonfunctional typewriters. I enjoy tinkering and repairs, so I am slowly but surely putting these typewriters back into service.



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