|Two visitors stopped by and really took to the typewriters|
|The Underwood getting more attention|
|Another lady stopped by to look, and took to typing.|
|Like those who tried the Underwood she really liked it.|
|On Tuesday I took a trip to Berrien Springs, MI to pick up this neat old Underwood No. 3|
|And celebrating National Typewriter Day, next month we've go another Type-In at Landmark Books in Traverse City.|
I did not have any images of my Adler J5 or the Olympia Socialite that I passed on at the Type-In. However the past week one has been on Joe Van Cleave's and again on La Vie Graphite. I think my Socialite has been trying to tell me something. I seldom used mine even though it is a neat tiny travel typewriter.
Tuesday I could not resist the trip to Berrien Springs to check out a Craigslist find for less cost than shipping a similar typewriter from any near-by state. The Underwood No. 3 is not in the worst shape I've ever seen, nor is it pristine. Most of the keys and functions worked, and all the gold leaf and decals are in good shape, so it jumped into the car and took a ride home with me.
I gave the segment a quick cleaning with carb cleaner and all the keys now work, the tabs work, and backspace works. Now I have to repair the seized ribbon color selector and find out why the ribbon vibrator will not work (unless there is a stencil setting that I cannot find). Then it is on to cleaning and polishing.
This is a newer No. 3 than I really wanted. I'd like an early one with the Underwood Standard Typewriter decal on the top front of the carriage instead of below the space bar on the frame front. If you read my older post you can read a bit more about this typewriter and the serial numbering.