With some typewriters, just putting words on paper is a great way to play!
When a typewriter reaches 100 plus years… the fact that it was a barebones (cheap) typewriter from day one. You must give it credit for a job well done. Types well… even if the feel is low end.
The seller knew the carriage might just be locked… and no repair needed. They were right!
I was impressed that the plastic on this Seville, no cracks and not brittle. Then I put the outer lid back on (it cracked and a chip broke off). But then the outer case lid the most exposed part of the typewriter. The typewriter itself for over 40 looks & feels great and it’s orange color looks like it would glow at night. (It looks like a Citizen XL (Columbia) and was made by same manufacturer.
Looking back, I saw the Everest K2. I bought the Everest. Enough said.
This 1908 Underwood, had a odd looking lever. Turned out to be a backspacer. Which is why several years ago I had to have it.
Could not find much info on the Viscount (made in Japan) in 1961, Length 12 inch, Height 3 inch, Width 12 inch, Weight 8.8 lbs. and it looks nice.
When you own a 99 year old typewriter that types like it was 12, you know just how lucky you are!
My Underwood has its Western Union serial number WU5739R and I checked the number under the foot is 205320. I guessed 1909 based on design, but the serial number places it at 1908. For me 1908 is a great year for an Underwood.
Spring is a month away… but the weather has been warm enough think winter’s day is done. As much as I enjoy the cool but warm day… it seems to early to see flowers and trees with green leaves. I will go with the flow and hope the summer does not continue this trend of heat and just enjoy the nice of nice days and nights.