1936 Underwood No. 6-14
Up for sale is an impressive Underwood No. 6 with a 14 inch carriage. This typewriter was made in America in 1936. Back in that time- in the midst of the great depression, this typewriter would have been something only someone (or a company) with a fair amount of disposable income could afford. This typewriter is packed with features for the time, and is an excellent workhorse even despite its age of 83 years.
This typewriter is in remarkable condition overall and was definitely cared for over the years. The glossy black paint finish shines and reflects rather well in many (but not all) areas. The chrome or nickel plating is lightly pitted in some places, however the majority of it shines nicely and there is no rust anywhere.
Mechanically, this typewriter is an amazingly smooth and accurate machine to write on, and is definitely cut out for the most serious and heaviest typing that you would ever need or want to do on a manual typewriter. If you're looking to write a long novel on a classic antique typewriter, then this is probably one of the best options out there. The font is on the smaller side, being an elite 12-pitch size, however it is not any less precise or crisp than a larger font.
This typewriter also has a 14 inch carriage, so it's possible to write on larger pieces of paper, or of course type landscape-wise on a regular 8 x 11 piece of printer paper with plenty of room to spare.
The rubber on this machine is also all looking great, including the platen and many feed rollers. One of the rubber feet (left-rear) is partially missing, so I would recommend buying a typewriter mat (see: https://typewriterreview.com/2016/01/27/typewriter-pads-reviewed/) in order to avoid the typewriter scratching your desk or surface if you were to move it by sliding it (since the screw on that foot is partially exposed) The typewriter still sits on all feet evenly and it does not impact the functionality or writing experience, I would just highly recommend buying a typewriter mat of your choice. You may also want to purchase or craft a dust cover/cloth to keep this machine dust-free when it's not in use.
This typewriter, despite being a large desktop, is still extremely easy to use and care for. Universal ribbons which are sold on this site fit this typewriter perfectly. While there isn't any owner's manual available for this model, there is for the previous (and similar) model, which can be downloaded here: https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/Underwood1930.pdf
If you're in the market for a beautiful classic desktop to spice up an empty desk, as well as one that can be used heavily and reliably for many long years to come, then this is without a doubt the machine for you.
If you are able to pick this typewriter up in Skippack, PA, I will cut $100 off the price of this typewriter.