Weapon of Choice: “Tex”, 1957 Underwood Quiet Tab Deluxe (Golden Touch)
Richard Polt’s post on his Typewriter Safari, which prompted thoughts on the Underwood Crest.
UPDATE: This post came up in the Facebook ATC, prompting a discussion of this typeface, which I called “Slab-Serif”. Turns out the real name of the typeface is “Stymie”, and also that Olivetti continued to offer Stymie on its machines up past June, 1970 – as John Monroe found out when he checked under Olivetti in the NOMDA examples posted here. The hunt is on for a Lettera 32 bearing the Stymie slab-serif typeface.
Further Update: 2023-03-08: A commenter below notes this undated Underwood Portables ad which refers to this typeface as “Continental”. While undated, these models would have been around the same mid-50’s time period as Tex, probably a year or so earlier.