Underwood Model S Typewriter

Made by the
Underwood Elliott Manufacturing Company

Serial No. SII-5826517

ca 1945

Approximate Dimensions:
16 inches wide
14 inches deep
10 1/2 inches tall

This antique typewriter was made by the Underwood Elliott Manufacturing Company and is in working order. The typewriter comes with a ribbon, and all keys work properly. The serial number indicates this particular machine was made in 1945.

Interestingly, the typewriter has an old sticker from the Henley Typewriter Co., 6771 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood 28, California, HO 3-6539. I'm guessing the machine was serviced by this company many years ago.

I have not tried to clean the typewriter other than to dust it before taking pictures, but it could use a thorough cleaning.

Condition: All typewriter keys are present with no missing labels. The lettering on the keys is still sharp and clear. The carriage returns quickly and smoothly. The platen is in excellent condition and shows no wear, although it seems to be a little loose and needs to be locked into place a bit better.

The shift and shift-lock keys work as they should. The tab and space bar both work well. The ribbon seems to be pretty dried out and needs replacement. The ruler along the top is in excellent condition. All four rubber feet are still there.

The decals are in very good condition with only minor wear.

The finish on the machine is in good overall condition with only a few worn spots particularly below the space bar. The right and left corners on the lower front of the machine have some scuffs from normal use. The chrome and metal parts are in very good condition for their age with only a few small spots of minor corrosion or rust.

Sold by DesertGold_US, 2016 ($130)