This is a wonderful 1927 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 has 3 banks of glass topped keys and these are in an off white colour with chrome rim and black coloured letters and numbers which are all in a nice condition. Each type bar has three letters, numbers or figures , so that the 3 banks of keys cover all the normal keyboard requirements . 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 , " Underwood Standard Portable Typewriter " at the front and the Patent details on the back.
It's is in a good overall condition for its age with a shiny black enamel paintwork finish , but does have some signs of wear which at some point has been touched up mainly on the top section of the plate on the carriage and on the front edges.
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 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 1927 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 and has its original leather handle . There are a few small marks on the inside and outside in various places .
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.