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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. The typebars stick if you type too fast.

  • 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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