This is a wonderful 1921 Underwood Standard 3 Bank portable typewriter . Underwood was based in New York and made a wide variety of typewriters up until the early 1960's when Underwood was taken over by Olivetti.
It's is in a good overall condition for its age with a shiny black enamel paintwork finish , although a bit dulled and marked on the back .It has 3 banks of glass topped keys and these are in an off white colour with chrome rim and black coloured letters and numbers .The keys are in a good condition with some age discolouration on a few keys. Each type bar has three letters, numbers or figures , so that the 3 banks of keys cover all the normal keyboard requirements .The metal chrome work is in a nice condition , but there is some age related wear in places. It comes with metal ribbon spools and has the two metal spool nuts to hold them in place and has the Underwood name and logo on the carriage .
This lovely looking Underwood would do well for writing letters , poetry or doing smaller typing jobs. For precision typing and larger typing projects this would not be the best option.
This typewriter has been professionally serviced , cleaned , adjusted and tested. It is fitted with a new Group 1 ribbon so its all ready for you to start typing on !
We can supply Group 1 typewriter ribbons at $12.50 each including postage. Available in plain black, red/black, blue and purple. You would then just rewind the new ribbon onto the existing metal spools .A ribbon will last you a long time and to give you an idea , in an office environment with someone using a typewriter professionally a ribbon would last them around 3 months.
This is a highly collectable Underwood 3 bank 1921 vintage typewriter in a classic black and would make a wonderful and special gift that makes for a great display item and can be used for small typing projects.
It comes with its original case which is in a good overall condition but with some marks on the inside and outside in various places . One of the 2 small clips at the back of the case is now missing but it is all still fully functional . We have fitted a new leather handle.
The size of the typewriter is 27 cms wide by 21 cms deep and is 11 cms high and so is a nice small portable size . We also include a copy of it's original manual.
Delivery from our workrooms in the UK directly to you anywhere within the Australia is included in the price. You just need to allow 5-7 working days for the delivery.