Thursday, July 16, 2015
Underwood Champion: A Day at the Races
I got my hands on a nice little Underwood Champion today. This was a great Craigslist find from a nice woman named Sherry who lives about an hour and a half from me. She even offered to have her brother-in-law bring the Champion up to my neck of the woods. He was going to attend the stock car races at our local track, Thunder Road, and he was nice enough to bring it with him. It's a great typewriter with grey crinkle paint. I am a bit curious about the serial number as I read #548007 or perhaps #348007. It's kind of hard to make out before I clean it out. I see 585000 as a 1932 vintage and I do not see any 300000 numbers. At #548007 this might be an early 1932 but I am not sure. In any event, I am glad to add this second Underwood to my collection.