This massive 14 ton typewriter really existed, and went through
several transformations and re-boots along the way. The 1st postcard
you see below is the one that got me started on the hunt for more info
about this forgotten relic. I inherited this Postcard from my Great
Aunt Peg, who attended the 1939 World's Fair and saw this beast
in action. The Underwood Company created it back in the teens,
as part of a traveling Advertising campaign. The typewriter and
its crew of Gals & Technicians went to Panama, San Francisco,
Atlantic City etc., before landing at the NYC World's Fair in
1939. This machine was a GIANT working model, that used
a female Model/Typist to dance upon the keys to write.
Special paper had to be made for this behemoth as well.
Sadly, with the scrap drives to build War Machines for WWII,
this oddball creation of a bygone era got melted down to
Serve her Country one last time...
Goll dang-it~! When somebody gonna invent a
TIME Machine sos I can go back for a visit~!