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This blog is about the daily activities in a busy typewriter shop. I want to share with you the many interesting people who come in here, the beautiful machines I get and most of all the great typewriter stories that people share with me!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Check Under the Hood

         http://www.vermontguides.com/2008/04-apr/preservation_vt.html


You never know where your machine has been till you check under the hood.
       

    



This 1946 Royal Quiet de Luxe found a new home.

This beautiful 1934 Underwood portable also just found a new home.
  
     

   

                         http://chronicle.com/article/A-Type-of-Nostalgia/130904/


     Well that's it for this week. Thanks for checking it out. Everyone have a fabulous week.
                                    

9 comments:

  1. That's me! I'm the guy in the Midwest! And you are quite right - any readers of my blog will hear, probably at length, about this machine!
    And I have an SM9 with a sticker like that. A little more contemporary but still neat. The folding Corona I should be sending your way soon has a beat up one on it, but I can't make it out too well. It's amazing the details those stickers add to what is already a fascinating story!

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    1. Cats out of the bag now Bob. Your machine is in the mail tomorrow. Love those dealer stickers too! Enjoy the Underwood!

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  2. Very interesting post. Thanks for the links. Both articles are nice and I especially like the work in Vermont of preserving things. Something most of this country (USA) does not do enough of. That is one fantastic Underwood.

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  3. Another great set of stories. And congratulations, Bob!

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  4. Great post! I'll be coming to your store soon...

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  5. Hey Tom, my beloved Spousal Unit recently discovered a Corona Sterling for me exactly like the one you have photographed above. What product do you use to shine up the black paint so nicely?

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    1. Hi Ledeaux- Awful nice of your better half to get you such an awesome machine. I had always used case cleaner from Ames until it was discontinued two years ago. The guy at Ames said to go to Home Depot and get Krudcutter cleaner. I cut it in half with water and clean the cases lightly. Go extra light around decals. Then when it dries, I buff the case with a clean cloth.

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  6. The 1934 Underwood is such a stunner!
    Wish I could visit your store one day.

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