Underwood No. 3 typewriters

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2015-06-26 10:30:19

Underwood No. 3 typewriters are collectible items of typewriter, produced in the first decades of the 20th century.

Underwood Typewriter Company

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 was founded in New York City in 1895.

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 No. 3 typewriters

The Underwood No. 3 was produced from 1900 to 1931 or 1932, in far smaller numbers than its No. 5 brother.

The Underwood No. 3 is known for its wide-carriage.

How much are Underwood No. 3 typewriters worth?

Good condition Underwood No. 3 typewriters can sell for around $200 at internet auction sites.

Fair condition specimens can be purchased for around $100.

 

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