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1973 Underwood 450 Serial # 1621168 1973 Underwood 450 typewriter, Serial # 1621168 Geoff Flash's 1973 Underwood 450 typewriter. 2022-01-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Geoff Flash: 1973 Underwood 450 Serial # 1621168 #12

"Underwood 450" Designed by noted Italian designer Ettore Sottsass or John Svezia who worked under George Nelson, still researching. (It's really an Olivetti 45 because Olivetti purchased the Underwood company.) This machine is from 1973. Also has a carrying case.

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1973 Underwood 450 #1621168

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Geoff Flash (gflash)
Created: 01-24-2018 at 08:29AM
Last Edit: 01-19-2022 at 03:21PM


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"Underwood 450" Designed by noted Italian designer Ettore Sottsass or John Svezia who worked under George Nelson, still researching. (It's really an Olivetti 45 because Olivetti purchased the Underwood company.) This machine is from 1973. Also has a carrying case.

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Underwood "450" case...
Underwood "450" case...

Underwood "450" from under the hood...
Underwood "450" from under the hood...

Underwood "450" keyboard...
Underwood "450" keyboard...

Underwood "450" from the bottom...
Underwood "450" from the bottom...

Underwood "450" from the top...
Underwood "450" from the top...

Location of serial number...
Location of serial number...

Underwood "450" from the back...
Underwood "450" from the back...

Underwood "450" from the right...
Underwood "450" from the right...

Underwood "450" from the left...
Underwood "450" from the left...

Underwood "450" from the front...
Underwood "450" from the front...

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