Underwood No.5



1901 - 1931


Patented in 1892 by Franz Xavier Wagner and generally considered to be the first modern typewriter. One of the biggest sellers of all time, almost 4,000,000 Underwood Models 4 and 5 were manufactured over a thirty year period. The classic No. 5, with 84 characters of type, offered visible typing with a two color ribbon and a design that virtually all typewriter manufacturers would follow for nearly seventy-five years. Not at all rare, nearly a century later, but nonetheless a classic.



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