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Underwood Model No 5 Typewriter Made in America 1916 S-No 8784070

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Underwood Model No 5 Typewriter Made in America 1916 S/No 8784070

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W-40 D-34 H-26 (cm)

Item Reference:

77956-962-1Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 77956-962-1
Item No. 77956 - Dealer No. 962 - Building No. 1


Underwood Model No 5 Typewriter Made in America 1916 S/No 8784070

Typewriter is in generally good condition with the majority of the black and gold paintwork in good condition. From the serial number, this item was made in 1915/1916. Mechanically, it does work and has been fitted with a new ribbon but would benefit from some good use bearing in mind it is over 100 years old. It is mounted on it’s original wooden base, but there is no soft cover.

The Underwood No 5 was the ‘weapon of choice’ for Erenest Hemingway with most of his novels having been typed on one.

When most people think "old typewriter," they picture something much like the Underwood No. 5. Why? Because this is the most successful typewriter design in history. Appearing shortly before 1900, the Underwood established the stereotype of a typewriter until the introduction of the IBM Selectric in 1961. When the Underwood was first introduced, it was only one of hundreds of competing and extremely varied typewriter designs. But by 1920, almost every typewriter imitated the Underwood.


Item Reference
Height: 26 cm
Width: 40 cm
Depth: 34 cm
1910 - 1936, C20th (George V)
Country of Origin
Cosmetically very good. Working and fitted with new ribbon.


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