Look who's back in town with yet another Underwood
Now this 1924 mint old banger may be a bit pricey
for the show and tell crowd who have little or no interest
in a working model, but for the rest of us - I'd like to share
a few thoughts...
In the last five years or so, I have seen a
25% increase in the price of the above average condition Underwood
#5's and a 50% increase in the mint ones!
In fact, in the 1997 issue of Darryl Rehr's Antique
typewriter and office collectibles guide he states, "Despite
their low monetary value today, most models priced at $10.00 are
certainly a piece of history." Now my thinking is that this
a bit low and an extra '0' would certainly be in order!
After reading that, I must admit that even
old Mr. Typewriter, who has bought and sold hundreds of thousands
of typers over the last fifty plus years, felt like a dummy
for paying over $500.00 last month for one on eBay. It was
called the "Black Beauty" and was in an 'as is' condition and
will need the full treatment plus eight new keys as it had
a foreign key board!
So once again I present to you a fully restored
and reconditioned, working model Underwood #5. Ready to be
used on a daily basis by some intrepid writer who wants to
utilize one of the best typers ever built in plying their