The Typewriter Database

To find out when your typewriter was made, start by choosing the brand from the select box below.

Select Brand:

Green Serial #'s • Black notes, no #'s • Grey no info.

LOG IN  |  FORGOT PASSWORD?  |  REGISTER TODAY
The Typewriter Database 1916 Underwood 5 Serial # 918931 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1916 Underwood 5 Serial # 918931 The typewriter most people think of when they think of typewriters. I'm surprised how many of these are around, in better condition than this one, which is in pretty good shape. Until I added the Oliver 5 and the Hammond 2 to my collection, this model was the only one any house guest showed an interest in. As always, the mention of Toronto for me makes this that much more valuable. It was manufactured when my grandfather was eight years old.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
1916 Underwood 5

Typeface Specimen:


qr code

1916 Underwood 5
Serial #
918931

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-06-2016 at 05:53PM
Last Edit: 09-06-2016 at 05:57PM

Underwood Serial Numbers
Underwood Typewriter Galleries
Underwood 5 Typewriter Galleries

Description:

The typewriter most people think of when they think of typewriters. I'm surprised how many of these are around, in better condition than this one, which is in pretty good shape. Until I added the Oliver 5 and the Hammond 2 to my collection, this model was the only one any house guest showed an interest in. As always, the mention of Toronto for me makes this that much more valuable. It was manufactured when my grandfather was eight years old.


 0 Hunters Like this gallery.


James Gifford
Username: giffer

I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.


1916 Underwood 5 Photo Gallery

Click a thumbnail to view slideshow