This is a fantastic 1934 Underwood Universal portable typewriter in good working order and a fabulous condition. 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. The standard 4 bank model began production in 1926 and ran to the mid 40's.
It's is in a stunning condition for its age with a shiny black enamel paintwork finish with just a few very minor marks to the metal body mainly on the right hand ribbon spool cover . This one has the slightly larger "Pica" sized font giving you 10 letters to the inch. Please note that some colour from the vintage map behind in the images may be reflecting on the enamel paintwork.
It has 4 banks of glass topped keys and these are in an off white with silver chrome rim and black coloured letters and numbers , which are all in a very nice condition. The metal chrome work is also in a very good condition with just some small signs of wear in places . There is the Underwood name and logo in gold above the carriage, on the front bar as well as the manufacturers details on the back of the typewriter. The typewriter types very well for its age and we have given it a clean , professional service , adjusted and tested it and fitted a new ribbon so its all ready for you to start typing on .
New Group 9 ribbons can be obtained from us for $12.50 including postage or are available from various suppliers online . Choose from plain black , purple , blue or two tone red/black.
The size of the typewriter is 27 cms wide by 27 cms deep and is 12 cms high and so is a nice portable size . It comes with its original case which is also in a good condition for its age .The handle and latch to close both work well. There are some marks and discolouration to the case in places .This one has the original warranty label on the inside of the case lid although it is showing signs of wear.
This is a fabulous and very collectable 1930's working typewriter in a lovely condition and with a service and new ribbon is all ready to start typing on again .
It also comes with a photocopy of an original instruction booklet for Underwood Universal Portables which will provide valuable help for changing the ribbon .
Delivery from our UK workrtooms directly to you anywhere within Australia is included in the price.You just need to allow 5-7 days for delivery.