Little Red: U are the Champion

There’s a recently restored 1946 Underwood Champion sitting quietly beside me and I’m basking in its satisfying presence. I mean, you know how much trouble it entails to restore these babies, yes? So this one’s done and I’m going to enjoy it for all its worth. Red hails from Olongapo City, where Subic, the 262Continue reading “Little Red: U are the Champion”

Becoming a Savvy Typewriter Collector – Part II

I have just finished the restoration of a 1928 Underwood Five and am very happy with its appearance. When I look at the typewriter market out there I can easily find two other U5s for sale, one at 9250 Pesos and another at 8000 Pesos. While those unit are the same as the one IContinue reading “Becoming a Savvy Typewriter Collector – Part II”

Working with What We’ve Got

As a prospective Filipino typewriter collector, I’ll tell you up front that you are not likely to find mint-condition typewriter specimens. I’m with is FaceBook group see, that has antique typewriters collection as its commonality. The majority of the members of the group seem to be on the U.S. mainland and there’s a small (orContinue reading “Working with What We’ve Got”

Revival of a 1928 Underwood No.5

31 July 2018 Under the craftsman’s hand. My 1928 U No.5 waiting for the decals (where’s that mailman?). The Spaniards ceded the Philippines to the U.S. in Dec 1898 and the US began its colonial rule until 1946. This typewriter, in having a Peso key and an enye key, reflects the nature of that period.Continue reading “Revival of a 1928 Underwood No.5”