Update on the Underwood No. 3Posted: June 17, 2014
I spent an hour buffing up the amazing Underwood No. 3 typewriter I found at the thrift shop.
It was so dusty, it looked like it spent the last fifty years under a haystack in a barn.
I got the worst of it off and left some dust for its new owner to sweep away.
Want to see some close-ups?
Looks like some of the painted finish is flaking off, another reason why I didn’t want to get too aggressive with the cleaning.
It’s going to be a really pretty machine when it’s refurbished. I’ll leave that fun for someone else.
Sure hope someone falls in love with it at next weekend’s Vintage Bazaar!
Fun fact: did you see Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows? That final scene, in which John Watson (Jude Law) is typing up his last case notes? He’s typing on an Underwood!