14 - Ton Giant Underwood Typewriter

14 - Ton Giant Underwood Typewriter 1939 NY World's Fair

Stock #: 219995
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
Publisher: Colourpicture
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The giant Underwood Master Typewriter The Largest in the World Operates daily at the Underwood Elliott Fisher Exhibit in the Business Systems Building at the New York World's Fair This huge machine, weighing 14 tons, is 1,728 times larger than the regular Underwood Master. It required 3 years to build. Each typebar weighs 45 pounds and the carriage alone weighs 3,500 pounds. Letters are typed on the "stationary" measuring 9 by 12 feet, and the ribbon in the machine is 100 feet long and five inches wide. Two box cars were required to transport the Giant the the World's Fair