Dating antique typewriters
In 1945 Wagoner was elected chairman of the board of Underwood, and Leon C. The Underwood name last appeared on Olivetti portable typewriters produced in Spain in the 80s. If you'd like to write to me, please check my FAQ first. During the post-war period they were one of two civilian companies who were awarded a contract to refurbish M1 Carbines.They were first to produce stamped and brazed parts by producing trigger housings and front sights reducing time and machines for complex work during milling operations. Olivetti bought a controlling interest in Underwood in 1959, and completed the merger in October 1963, becoming known in the US as Olivetti-Underwood with headquarters in New York City, and entering the electromechanical calculator business.
After spending many weekends at antique stores and flea markets looking for a Remington portable for her, Charles found he was intrigued by fine old typewriters.
From 1874, the Underwood family made typewriter ribbon and carbon paper, and were among a number of firms who produced these goods for Remington.