Underwood Typewriter Key Action

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
typewriter, key action
overall: 8 in x 11 in x 3 1/4 in; 20.32 cm x 27.94 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
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accession number
Computers & Business Machines
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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