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1955 Underwood Universal

₱7,800 ₱9,800

Only 1 piece in stock!

This Underwood has an all-original finish. The internal mechanisms have been replated with nickel and sanded to retain their smooth function. There is some minor surface rust, which has halved the price of this unit. But as a daily typewriter, this unit functions very well, making it a good value purchase.

If you are looking for a typewriter that looks distinctly from the 50s, but don't mind minor imperfections on the finish, this typewriter is for you.

ABOUT THE BRAND & MODEL

For almost twenty years, the Underwood family produced only typewriter ink ribbons and carbon paper for Remington, which was soon to be their rival. In 1895, they founded the Underwood Typewriter Company in New York, USA.

By the 1920s, Underwood had sold more than two million typewriters, which was equal to all the other typewriter brands combined. In WWII, they produced M1 carbine rifles since they had machines better suited for such requirements than other factories.

Olivetti purchased in 1959 a controlling stake in Underwood Corporation, completing the merger in 1963. The Underwood name last appeared in “Underwood-Olivetti” typewriters produced in Spain in the 80s.

The Underwood Universal is one of the harder-to-find units, especially in original finish, such as this. Collectors usually value this model for its design; from the shapes and proportions to the color scheme, it is distinctly from the 1950s.

It was one of the final models before the merger with Olivetti. Henceforth, designs were more streamlined and less bulky. But for those reasons, this model retains its value.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Approx. dimensions: 11.5x11.5x5 inches
  • Approx. weight: 6 kg
  • Finish: all-original

INCLUSIONS

  • Free 6 pcs ink ribbons
  • Free delivery in NCR via Lalamove
  • Lifetime service warranty for factory defects

PAYMENT & SHIPPING

  • BDO, BPI, GCash, PayMaya
  • Lalamove courier for NCR, delivered same-day & packed in bubble wrap (FREE)
  • Nationwide delivery via Ninjavan. Approx P700 depending on weight. For typewriters with hard cases only.

Shipping is paid by the customer for single record orders
- Lalamove for Metro Manila, within the day or when convenient for the customer 
- Ninjavan for Nationwide, P150 in 1-3 days
- Free Delivery Nationwide if you order two records or more

Modes of Payment
- BPI, BDO, GCash
- Cash On Delivery for customers willing to pay the roundtrip Lalamove fee

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