This is a wonderful and rare bright orangey red coloured 1930 Underwood Universal portable typewriter in good working order and a great condition for its age. 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. This one was made when Underwood was joined with the Elliot Fisher Co.
It has 4 banks of classic glass topped keys and these are in an off white colour with chrome rim and black coloured letters and numbers . All the keys are in a good condition with just very minor discolouration and some fading to a few . The metal chrome work is also in a good condition with just some signs of wear in places .The two spool covers come off to access the ribbon spools . There is the Underwood name in gold above the carriage, on the front bar as well as the manufacturers details on the back of the typewriter .
The size of the typewriter is 28 cms wide by 26 cms deep and is 11 cms high and so is a nice portable size . It comes with a case which is somewhat worn . The wooden body and base is functional , but the covering is now marked and worn and the handle is now missing.
This is a fabulous and very rare and 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 anywhere within Australia is included in the price.