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Decals and Puerto Rico

by | Mar 24, 2018 | Underwood | 5 comments

A couple of unrelated items:

1) Here’s a 1927 Underwood no. 5 that came in for service to Urban Legend Typewriters. A common machine, with some flaws, but I rarely see Underwoods of this age with such nice paint and decals. This helps me imagine just how pretty a brand-new Underwood no. 5 would have been. (The bell works beautifully, too! Often they’re feeble.)


2) A Puerto Rican correspondent tells me about one bright spot in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria:

“You can’t imagine the number of people and businesses that resuscitated their old typewriters and cash registers. A local woman who repairs these machines (she inherited the business from her husband and father-in-law) told me that customers have come to her from all over the island.”

5 Comments

  1. Bill M

    A bright spot in P.R. for the typewriter repair lady.

    That sure is a beautiful No. 5!

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  2. Ted

    a bright bell on a 5? wonders shall never cease :D

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  3. David Brechbiel

    Interesting story about Puerto Rico .. so many sad stories can be told about the aftermath … yet there is always some positive to be found. Thanks for sharing this bright spot!

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  4. Snowflake

    Hello, I have a question regarding ur noiseless.. I have one as well.. And my space bar part does not work, nor does it move when typing.. On the bottom of the typewriter there is a spring that is loose, which was loose since I got it.. can u take a picture of the bottom so I can see it? I haven’t gotten much luck finding the manual for the noiseless, and still trying to find a shop where I live to see if they can fix it.. but until than I was hope u could take a picture of the bottom of ur machine and perhaps I can repair it myself.. I really need to use it for a project I am working on.. Hope to hear from u soon!!

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