Antique Underwood Typewriter #5 c.1923



An original Underwood typewriter #5 with a 14 inch carriage and an open-frame design. The serial number is 1755493 stamped in the inside. The keys are nickel with black and white letters and some green keys. All the keys strike properly. The space bar does not advance the carriage.

  • CREATOR Underwood Typewriter Company, NY.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Steel, Metal, Nickel.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Needs servicing. 
  • DIMENSIONS H 10 in. W 16 in. D 13 in


The Underwood Typewriter Company was a manufacturer of typewriters headquartered in New York City. Underwood produced what is considered the first widely successful, modern typewriter. By 1939, Underwood had produced five million machines

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