1970s Underwood 319
Up for sale is an Underwood 319 which was made in Spain sometime in the 1970s. This model types very similar to an Olivetti, and that's because the mechanism is an Olivetti designed mechanism. Underwood and Olivetti merged in 1963, and by the '80s, all typewriters produced were labeled as Underwood, instead of Underwood-Olivetti. This typewriter is in excellent shape, and there's little to complain about cosmetically. It types very reliably, and can be used heavily and frequently. The typewriter's body is made of plastic, including the case lid, but it's still a decent quality machine. The carriage return lever folds down for travel in the case, so you must bend the lever upwards (see pictures) until it's at the right height for it to stay in place for use. Overall, it's a nice little machine that can be used as a portable workhorse.