1947 Underwood Champion
Up for sale is a nice Underwood Champion, which was made in America in 1947 following WWII, where Underwood ceased production of their typewriters to manufacture for the war effort.
This machine is similar in many ways to the Champion made a decade earlier, but has a crinkle paint finish and plastic keytops.
This particular machine is in amazing condition for its age, with few to no cosmetic flaws. Even the carrying case is in near mint shape, with some slight wear on the corners. Mechanically, this typewriter is perfect, and types clearly and crisply in the standard pica typeface (10 characters per inch). The typing action is very smooth and snappy on this machine, and doesn't require too heavy of a touch.Universal ribbons fit this machine, but wind in the opposite direction the spools are wound, which is easily corrected. The owner's manual for this machine can be downloaded here for free: https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/UnderwoodChampion1946.pdf
If you're in the market for a classic post-war '40s machine in impressive condition that can be used heavily and reliably, then you can't go wrong with this one.