Dating my underwood typewriter
Despite their long history and use today, as well as being really cool machines, typewriters are largely obsolete today.
I obtain most of them at local garage or estate sales and a couple from thrift stores or e Bay.
Looking at garage sales, my guess is many, if not most, households no longer own a typewriter.
The reason, of course, is that the functions of a typewriter have been largely superceded by computers and printers.
It was somewhat similar to designs in the 1800s which had a single typing element.
Some other manufacturers began to use similar elements.
The typewriter collection contains over 125 typewrites from 23 manufacturers spanning the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, from at least ten countries (United States, Japan, China, East Germany, West Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, England and the Nethelands).