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.

Date Made: 1897

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Work and Industry: Mechanisms, Typewriters, Computers & Business Machines


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: ME.312110Catalog Number: 312110Accession Number: 161692

Object Name: typewritertypewriter, 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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-9a9b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1415521

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