1939 Underwood Champion w/Tripod Stand
Up for sale is an extremely uncommon Underwood Champion with a built-in tripod stand that was made in 1939. Finding an Underwood Champion with this beautiful paint finish in this great of shape is hard enough, but the tripod case is really the icing on top. The legs can either be extended a little to get the typewriter a little under a foot above the surface, or extended even further to get the typewriter a little over 2 feet off the ground- high enough where you can pull up a chair to it and write comfortably. The case lid can be removed easily if the typist chooses.
This typewriter isn't perfect cosmetically, but for its age and rarity, it's hard to ask for more. There are a few scratches, which I thoroughly showed in the pictures- so be sure to carefully examine them. Still, the paint as well as the chrome shines like a mirror. If you're like me, you'll finding yourself polishing the paint frequently, as any speck of dust stands out on the pristine jet black paint. There is no rust anywhere on this machine.
Despite its old age, this typewriter is still perfectly functional right down to the bell, and is actually a very smooth machine to type on. There's no doubt that this machine can still be used heavily and reliably to this day and for many years to come.
Universal ribbons fit this machine perfectly, however keep in mind that this typewriter (as most Underwoods do) winds ribbon in the opposite direction from how the universal spools come wound, so you will want to reverse the direction of intake on the emptier spool once you are ready for a new ribbon.
The owner's manual for the Champion can be found for free here: https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/UnderwoodChampion.pdf
If you're looking for a rare collectible typewriter in near mint shape that can still be used heavily and reliably, then this is an amazing piece to call your own.