Underwood Standard nr.5 - 1914 - antique black typewriter

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A museum piece of art.

The Underwood Model 5, introduced in 1899, is the result of almost thirty years of innovation and improvements in typewriter manufacture. It became the ubiquitous office machine for another thirty years, and its sales led Underwood to dominate the market. The Model 5 became the modern standard of how a typewriter worked and what it looked like.
The first successful commercial typewriter, developed by Christopher Scholes and Carlos Glidden, was brought to the public in 1874 by the Remington Company. Two elements from that first machine remained dominant in the design of eventual typewriters: the QWERTY keyboard, a pattern of letters on the keyboard, and the telegraph type key movement. At first sales were slow, but the typewriter industry grew as businesses expanded along with their need to retain records, and process paperwork at fast speeds. More and more people, mostly women, learned the new skill of typing, creating a new class of clerical worker.

Serial: 695261
Production year: 1914

Paper format: Lettera / A4
Keyboard layout: QZERTY
Dimensions: 40 x 31 x 23 cm
Weight: 16 kg

This machine is wonderfully preserved. Very good general working conditions. Cleaned and sanitized.
Little scretches and small rust signs are compatible with age and represents the beauty of this beautiful 100 years old machine.
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