1935 Underwood Noiseless 77
Up for sale is a stunning Underwood Noiseless 77 which was manufactured in the height of the Great Depression in 1935. This typewriter would not have been afforded by many, and so not too many of this model remain, and especially not in this kind of condition. If you're familiar with the Remington Noiseless portables of the same period, you may find its appearance strikingly similar, and that's because it is. Remington produced these under license for Underwood, and so they're almost identical in all aspects aside from the labeling. This typewriter shines almost like new, from the glossy black paint to the nickel plated parts. If you're like me, you'll probably find yourself dusting this machine frequently! The labels are all golden and crisp with very little evidence of wear. The carrying case has some light wear as you may expect, but the leather handle is still in-tact, although it shows its age. The platen and feed rollers are in good shape, and although they have not been re-covered recently, should still have a lot of life left in them. The rubber feet show a little more wear but are still all in tact, so using this machine on a typewriter pad may not be a bad idea to keep it from potentially sliding around on a hard surface. Also included is the original owner's manual and an Underwood Noiseless cloth cover.
This typewriter is fully functional down to the bell, and types smoothly in-line with all the other Noiseless machines alike it. If you've never heard a 'noiseless' machine type before, it's worth watching the following video before purchasing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5j-j1j5i7w
This typewriter uses universal ribbons once the center/core of the new spools is removed, so maintaining this typewriter should be pretty easy.
If you're looking for an absolutely beautiful new-looking Underwood Noiseless (more uncommon than Remington Noiseless machines) that can still be used heavily and reliably, then this is the one for you.