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1932 Underwood Portable 4 Bank Serial # 610598 1932 Underwood Portable 4 Bank typewriter, Serial # 610598 Rob Bowker's 1932 Underwood Portable 4 Bank typewriter. 2021-05-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Rob Bowker: 1932 Underwood Portable 4 Bank Serial # 610598 A previous owner has painted this with tan enamel paints. Removing this paint also caused the loss of the original laquer and basecoat. Hence it became a silver surfer. It is clunky and the end type bars ding the ribbon covers, but it works OK! Addendum: Thanks to Jos Legrand for pointing out the incorrect s/n typed in the specimen. There are two numbers on the machine: one is on the bottom stamped into the alloy linkage 'segment', the other, true s/n is on a stamped plate riveted on to the left of the segment when typing. According to the database, this makes it a "model E" 4 bank Underwood Portable.

1932 Underwood Portable 4 Bank #610598

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-10-2013 at 01:51PM
Last Edit: 05-02-2021 at 05:10AM


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A previous owner has painted this with tan enamel paints. Removing this paint also caused the loss of the original laquer and basecoat. Hence it became a silver surfer. It is clunky and the end type bars ding the ribbon covers, but it works OK! Addendum: Thanks to Jos Legrand for pointing out the incorrect s/n typed in the specimen. There are two numbers on the machine: one is on the bottom stamped into the alloy linkage 'segment', the other, true s/n is on a stamped plate riveted on to the left of the segment when typing. According to the database, this makes it a "model E" 4 bank Underwood Portable.

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