Underwood #5 Typewriter
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The Underwood #5 Typewriter Page

If there where only few thousand units their value would be much higher...
... but the typewriter wouldn't be nicer

Locate s/n and date your Underwood
Quick guide to repair #3, #4, #5 & #6
Look for now selling Underwoods in eBay and Yahoo
Make your PC sound and print like a typewriter
Look at where these machines were produced
Virtual collection of ads
Contests, awards... a national sport during the thirdties
Underwoods of 14 tons, fairs and other related stuff
Old accessories for old machines: oil, ribbons, paper...
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More than three million units of Underwood #5 typewriters where produced over 30 years. Fairs, Certificates, nationwide contests, awards... moved hundreds thousands people around the world.

But despite his success, there is very few information about this model available at Internet.

I bought and old Underwood #5 at eBay and began to restore it. As I tried to get more information on Internet I could discover only few links related with this brand.

So, I decided to put together all the information I find and others are so kind to send to me.

Click here to date your Underwood

Do you want to date your old Underwood ?:

  1. Locate the serial number of your machine
  2. Look up this table to find out the year of production of #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, portable (3, 4 banks & noiseless), noiseless, noiseless 77, electric

How to repair, rebuild and adjust Underwood typewriters:

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Last update: 6 Jul, 2002
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