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SORRY, SOLD! 1933 Underwood Noiseless Portable Typewriter
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1933 Underwood Noiseless Portable Typewriter


    This is an extraordinarily fine Underwood Noiseless Portable Typewriter, in a rare colour combination that is all original. This typewriter was purchased by a Dutch collector in the mid-1970s and stored away in a cabinet. There it sat until it was passed on to me. It is a deluxe model with glass keys in perfect operating condition and is, cosmetically, all but spotless.

    To own a standard, black Underwood Noiseless, in this condition, is absolutely wonderful. But to have one in this wonderful green colour combination (and with the colours all-original and unretouched) is really "out of this world". 

    Among the well-known users of an Underwood Noiseless are Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles. These typewriters are known to be smooth and solid and very reliable. This particular typewriter saw very little use before it was tucked away many decades ago. The mechanics are little-worn and it types "like a charm". The chromed parts are in perfect condition showing little-to-no corrosion or wear. The platen is in perfect condition although harder than ideal. Nonetheless, you can see from the typing sample what a nice imprint it has! All the other rubber components are in fine, still-soft condition. The only non-original parts on the typewriter are the rubber feet, which have been replaced. 

    The keyboard is original QWERTY and the typeface is a handsome Pica (10 c.p.i.).  This machine has been fitted with a new, two-colour ribbon so it is ready to use. 

    Acme typewriters have been the choice of discerning collectors and writers more than 1,000 times since we began selling online in 2016. We safely ship your typewriter from our store in the Netherlands and delivery times to the US average only 3 days—this is a quicker delivery time even than most shipments from-and-to a US address! Acme typewriters are guaranteed to arrive safely at your door, are covered by a 1-year warranty, and come with lifetime customer-care. 

    With an ACME Typewriter, you know you are getting a fully-working--as original--typewriter. The only thing that you have to do is sit down, put paper on the roller and start typing. Your typewriter comes with the "Acme" lead certification seal which permanently identifies it as a genuine Acme-restored typewriter and provides for a one-year warranty at no charge. In terms of an investment, the Acme Seal proves that this machine was restored in 2023 by the Acme Type Machine Company. This can add value in the event that you wish to sell this typewriter in the future. 

    This superb example of an Underwood Noiseless Portable typewriter will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to preserve its condition and beauty and to arrive safely to you. It will be fully insured for shipment.

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