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1942 Underwood S Serial # S5550911-11 1942 Underwood S typewriter, Serial # S5550911-11 Erik Bruchez's 1942 Underwood S typewriter. 2022-01-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Erik Bruchez: 1942 Underwood S Serial # S5550911-11 I am particularly happy with this machine because when I got it a few years ago (for a good price) it was filthy, smelled horribly and nobody would have wanted this thing near them. With TLC it went from being repulsive to being a very attractive ("eye of the beholder" caveat) and usable machine.

This was my first Elite typeface, which means that it types 12 characters per inch (instead of 10, which is more common).

It's such a pleasure to use that I invested in a new platen just before summer 2021.

The "S" is a carriage-shift, and you can trace its heritage all the way to the Underwood 1 from the late 1890s. It was preceded by the "M" ("Master") and followed by the "SS" (AKA "Rhythm Touch", although it's unclear to me if there is a difference between the two appellations, "Rhythm Touch" being used in marketing material).

1942 Underwood S #S5550911-11

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)
Created: 06-15-2018 at 09:35PM
Last Edit: 01-11-2022 at 02:36PM


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I am particularly happy with this machine because when I got it a few years ago (for a good price) it was filthy, smelled horribly and nobody would have wanted this thing near them. With TLC it went from being repulsive to being a very attractive ("eye of the beholder" caveat) and usable machine.

This was my first Elite typeface, which means that it types 12 characters per inch (instead of 10, which is more common).

It's such a pleasure to use that I invested in a new platen just before summer 2021.

The "S" is a carriage-shift, and you can trace its heritage all the way to the Underwood 1 from the late 1890s. It was preceded by the "M" ("Master") and followed by the "SS" (AKA "Rhythm Touch", although it's unclear to me if there is a difference between the two appellations, "Rhythm Touch" being used in marketing material).

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The "S" on a Karlo accessory table.
The "S" on a Karlo accessory table.



















































Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)

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I started collecting my first pre-WW2 standard typewriters in 2017. Since then I have added a few machines to my collection, which now ranges from the 1890s to the 1980s. As of 2020, I have more big standard (desktop) typewriters than portables, and a few standard electrics.



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