Dating antique typewriters
From 1874, the Underwood family made typewriter ribbon and carbon paper, and were among a number of firms who produced these goods for Remington.
When Remington decided to start producing ribbons themselves, the Underwoods opted to manufacture typewriters.
The enormous typewriter was scrapped for metal when the war started.
During World War II, Underwood produced M1 carbines.
So while you can pretty easily get a vintage typewriter that looks fine, it may contain mechanical flaws that have to be repaired by professionals.
Each model he brought in was carefully restored to bring it back to original condition and typing accuracy without losing its character -- you see, restoration is as much about preserving the unique story of each machine as it is about keeping it true to its physical beginnings.
Approximately 540,000 M1 Carbines were produced from late 1942 to May of 1944.
Underwood also produced M1 Carbine barrels for the US Government.
During the post-war period they were one of two civilian companies who were awarded a contract to refurbish M1 Carbines.
They were first to produce stamped and brazed parts by producing trigger housings and front sights reducing time and machines for complex work during milling operations. Olivetti bought a controlling interest in Underwood in 1959, and completed the merger in October 1963, becoming known in the US as Olivetti-Underwood with headquarters in New York City, and entering the electromechanical calculator business.Why buy from my At my Typewriter.com, you'll see one of the best collections of writing machines around.