Its serial number is 1065013, which I meake it to have been built in 1918. Please view all gallery photos in expanded mode for items best individual description. I would perform various Google searches on the words you see on the typewriter. So that's what I started to do the week before Christmas. When Remington started producing ribbons and carbon paper themselves, Underwood made the jump into the typewriter business funding the Wagner Typewriter Company, which eventually became Underwood. Any information you can provide will be wellcomed and included here.
Once again, considerations of speed were most important. Serial numbers 2070000 to 3825000 indicate the typewriter was made between 1925 and 1931. It look nothing like what people refer to as a typewriter, looking more spherical in shape. Serial 427788-12 It's in pretty good shape mechanically, key return is a little gummed up. Thank you for taking the time to look at our item! In 1929, beginning with serial number 3000000, all Underwood No. History of this machine This is the first typewriter I bought.
I have an Underwood 5 that's similar to yours. The model 1 has 39 keys whereas the model 2 has 42 keys. Parts from McMaster-Carr The one on the right matched the foot shown in the first image. There are no missing keys and all of them depress correctly. This typewriter is an Underwood, Serial Number 4915911-11 engraved on plaque on machine ; U5 on bottom. It had three rows of keys, just like the Corona No.
Since it looks like these typewriters sat a bit high and used the taller feet, I'll leave this No. Sometimes it is as simple as reattaching the strap. Find one as close as possible to yours, and compare serial numbers to see if yours was made before or after. Good day gentleman, I received an Underwood as a gift this Christmas. The back is all black but when I used a flashlight looking in the back inside I noticed under the black paint are all the patient numbers that I have seen on other No.
It also has a right shift key that indicates it is rebuilt by Shipman Ward in Chicago. No numeral 0 either capital O suffices here. Underwood, an entrepreneur who bought the company early in its history. If so, that number indicates a manufacture of 1929. Although I don't remember exactly where I bought my second and third old typewriter, I remember that I found this particular Underwood in a junk shop in Scandanavia, Wisconsin, when I was a junior or senior in high school. Hope you have similar luck and will find one soon that works. Click on the model you are looking for: Years of production and serial numbers for 1 and 2 models date s.
Thanks in advance for any guidance. From my research, it looks like a number of typewriters were refurbished during the war because metal was needed for the war effort in fact, near the end of the war, many typewriter companies stopped producing typewriters entirely and instead manufactured items needed by the military. Unless you would like to offer me a couple of grand for it. I had no need for more than one typewriter, hardly ever used them, and didn't know a thing about them other than they looked really nifty. Millions of these machines were used by secretaries, journalists, government officials, and writers throughout the first half of the twentieth century.
The serial number is 2001064-5. And they're usually very affordable, unless you have to pay shipping and handling costs. So that we can make sense of these things, here's a brief summation of the codes from this booklet. Mechanics: Noting Stopping you from long hours of Smooth typing on this Piece of History. In 1927, an 11-inch carriage was introduced on the model 3, following the first set of serial numbers. So, Remington was partially responsible for creating one of their largest competitors. The Open-framed underwood typewriters date from 1900 to the 1930s.
Rare to find Decals in this condition Typewriter have age and usage signs on the paint specially on the Back and Front. Update: Just discovered it has been repainted. I've never seen so many great cuts of Underwood standard machines in one brochure, covering such a wide variance in models. The brochure, as noted, is from about 1918. Also, note that none of the machines you've just seen except for the 3-K has a shift lock key on the right side of the keyboard; they're thus all pre-1915 or so when that feature was added.
Others had only three banks of keys, and two shifts one for capitals, one for numerals and symbols. The Underwood Ace combined all features of the models previously listed, and added key-set tabulator. The writing on the bottom front of the typewriter was painted in a matching black by the original owner. These models were produced throughout the early 1960s, most likely ending in October 1963, when Olivetti completely merged with Underwood. As a writer, I am looking forward to my relationship with this beautiful machine. I'd suggest you go to Office Machines Americana and get the proper service manual for a machine you're taking apart and are unsure of. Before I owned this Underwood I banged out most of my typewritten papers on my Dad's Royal Quiet De Luxe, and later my parents bought me a spiffy electric Olivetti Praxis 48, but this Underwood was My First Typewriter.