Antique Underwood Typewriter #6 12 c.1933



This is an original Underwood typewriter #6 12 with a 12 inch carriage and an open-frame design. The serial number is 4172824-12 stamped in the inside. The keys are nickel with black and white numbers and green and white on the sides. Five rows of keys with a top row of decimals. The keys on the top row are nickel and glass. All the keys work properly and the carriage slides smoothly from side to side.

  • CREATOR Underwood Typewriter Company, NY.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Steel, Metal, Nickel, Glass.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor blemishes on the body. Logo missing on the lower front.
  • DIMENSIONS H 10 in. W 18 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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