Underwood No. 5 - classic banger
It is becoming more difficult by the month to find
Underwood No. 5's in any condition that would justify the time
and dollars that it takes to properly bring a vintage typewriter
back into the working display category.
It also seems to me that many eBay surfers apparently
buy this type of machine to use as a door stop or to possibly
convert into a planter of some sort as it seems that the overall
condition of the eBay advertised No. 5's play little to no importance
in their choice to bid on.
However - for the rest of us - I am offering up
a classic 1917 model that has been cleaned and thoroughly serviced.
All the rubber has been replaced, platen, feet, feed rolls, bail
rolls, along with a new draw band and ribbon on the proper metal
spools. Decals and paint are not bad with some checking - however
its not too shabby for being almost 90 years along. The best part
is that this old banger will fly with the best of them half his
A foot note for the Underwood No. 5 high rollers
- I still have a few in stock in almost new condition. For
the most part if you need to ask the price, they are not in your
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