1940 Underwood Master
Up for sale is a nice Underwood Master (Model M) which was made in America in 1940. This typewriter is an excellent workhorse, however it does have a lot of cosmetic issues. Most notably, the paint on the paper table was removed at some point. I'm guessing it was worn to the point where it made the most sense to remove what remained in favor of having the nice shiny metal exposed, which luckily remains in pretty good shape. The crinkle paint on other parts of the typewriter has flaked off and been touched up with what appears to have been black marker, or possibly a light paint. I have tried to emphasize this in the photos. It is most notable on the carriage ends. The bulk of the paint on the body of the machine is in a lot better shape. The labels on the rear of the machine are fairly worn. The carriage/paper ruler by the margin stops seems to have also worn off somehow, and so only a brass-colored strip is left.
Aside from all those cosmetic flaws, everything regarding the functionality of this machine is about perfect. This typewriter is a very smooth and fast typewriter to use. The ergonomics are great and the mechanisms are smooth, so it's extremely easy to recommend using this machine for the heaviest of writing. The rubber parts are all in great shape, including the platen, feed rollers, and rubber feet. This typewriter also uses universal ribbons which are sold on this site.
If you're in the market for a more-affordable workhorse desktop machine and don't mind the cosmetic flaws, then this machine is the perfect machine to use heavily.
Note: This typewriter, along with other desktops are expensive to ship because of their extremely heavy weight (close to 40-50 pounds in most cases) and the large boxes that they require. If you decide to purchase a desktop typewriter, you can be assured that the expensive shipping costs will ensure that your typewriter arrives safely and in one piece.
That being said, if you are local to Southeastern PA, you are welcome to pick this typewriter up and avoid the cost of shipping completely.