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  1. Wow, interesting and very comprehensive booklet!
    The card: http://maschinengeschrieben.blogspot.com/2011/06/whats-use-oft-this-card.html
    I published a post on my very similiar “Torpedo” card, it is used for correctures.


  2. Page 13 of the manual suggests the use of an erasure shield when erasing errors, that’s what the card is used for.

    I like some of the helpful suggestions in the manual, like how to tell the end of the page. Thanks for scanning this, it was great fun.

  3. My Dear General?
    I have one of those type cleaners but later, they had applied the Scotch Brand.
    Very interesting book!

  4. Talk about thorough! Amazing just how much information they managed to cram into their publications. Thanks for posting this; many of the tips are useful for my new Underwood Universal, which unfortunately didn’t come with a manual.

    I rather like how they stress their hassle-free Paper Centering Scales and margin settings for which you do not need to move the carriage (take that, Hermes!).

  5. I loved viewing the old manual. It brought back memories. I currently have an Underwood Finger Flite Champion with a broken or disabled main spring. Do you know where I can get a replacement? I am very handy, and still can not locate how to remove the platen without removing the entire carriage. I really love my old typewriter and wanted to ask before I tore it apart. I think I can fix the spring if I can get it out.

    Any info would be helpful. Thanks in advance for your attention. Email response to wynotme307.

  6. I recently purchased an underwood finger flite champion portable and changed the ribbon, but the ribbon guide wont rise as I strike the keys. Any suggestions?

    1. do you have the ribbon selector set to stencil?

  7. Is there any chance I can get this as a .PDF? I just bought this typewriter for my daughter, and she would love this.

    1. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8PvwODN7N5EVzVRWl9BWW5UTUU

      I Just copied all the images here and put them together, I hope this is helpful.

  8. The card appears to be an erasing shield.
    This a a common draftsman’s tool. In drafting they were made out of thin stainless steel and had an assortment of holes that could be used to erase a single character or a drawn line. These were helpful since draftsmen used electric erasers that rotated. (Picture a pencil eraser, with the pencil rotated by an electric drill)

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