Underwood Typewriter Key Action

Description
This model of an Underwood Typewriter Company typewriter key demonstrates the key and type bar action in Underwood Typewriters.
The Underwood Company began its history as John Underwood & Company, a manufacturer of ink ribbon and carbon paper for typewriters, often supplying the Remington Typewriter Company with its ribbons. Once Remington began manufacturing its own ribbons, Underwood began producing its own typewriters as the Underwood Typewriting Company in 1895. Underwood continued manufacturing typewriters during the 20th century, also manufacturing carbines for the United States war effort during World War II.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
typewriter
typewriter, key action
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 11 in x 3 1/4 in; 20.32 cm x 27.94 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
ME*312110
catalog number
312110
accession number
161692
subject
Computers & Business Machines
Typewriters
See more items in
Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Typewriters
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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