Working Late 1920s Underwood Portable 4 Bank Typewriter – New Ribbon, Case – Glass Keys – Made in USA
Working Underwood Portable 4 Bank vintage, manual typewriter in London (U.K.). The typewriter was manufactured in the end of the 1920s, in USA.
The Underwood works well taking into account that it is a ninety year old machine! The springy keys in chrome rims are light and responsive when typing and it invites the typist to enjoy the manual typing experience . All the mechanisms function well, excluding the paper release lever. This comfortable portable typewriter is fitted with a new black ribbon so you can type as soon as you get it, without any adjustments. The typewriter is equipped with the ribbon switch mechanism, so you will be able to use a dual colour ribbon, usually black and red , and change between these two colours. The typewriter comes with the case which has a comfortable handle.
The Underwood 4 Bank typewriter underwent a sympathetic restoration trying to preserve the original features (decals, etc) as much as possible. Please note that the platen (rubber cylinder) has been replaced and this insignificantly affected the paper release lever. Minor signs of use and age are present – please refer to photos.
A plethora of famous writers, such Virginia Woolf and Stephan Zweig, enjoyed the Underwood to create their well-known novels.
The typewriter would make a unique gift. Due to the style and the aesthetics of the Underwood typewriter, it can be used for display purposes like home decor and events such as exhibitions and weddings. It would to appeal to all generations of typists.
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