Underwood 11 typewriters



2015-06-26 10:30:19

Underwood 11 typewriters are collectible typewriters, produced in the 1930s.


Underwood Typewriter Company

The company was founded in New York City in 1895.

Franz X. Wagner created the first Underwood typewriter for entrepreneur John Thomas Underwood, who founded the Underwood Typewriter Company on the back of Wagner’s designs.

The company produced the Underwood No.1 and Underwood No.2 between 1896 and 1900.

The firm merged with Olivetti in 1963 and the Underwood name quickly disappeared from the company’s typewriters, last appearing in Spain in the mid-1980’s.

Underwood 11 typewriters

The Underwood 11 was based on the hugely popular Underwood 5.

Underwood 11s were produced in the 1930’s. Production of the Underwood 5 had ceased in 1931 or 1932.

How much are Underwood 11 typewriters worth?

Good condition examples can change hands for $100 at internet auction sites.

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