At twenty-one feet wide and fourteen tons, the Underwood Typewriter at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition made an audible thudding sound as each key was struck to the six-inch wide typewriter ribbon which hovered over the nine-foot wide piece of paper carefully fed into the typewriter.

Each day, a recap of the news was displayed, typed in letters three inches tall.

It’s most famous message was written the day after the sinking of the Lusitania. That message is displayed below.

3 thoughts on ““U” is for Underwood

  1. We used to have an Underwood typewriter. It looked more like the one on the left. I cannot imagine a typewriter as big as the one pictured above. That is a great postcard with the little ladies on the keys.

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