This small Underwood Universal typewriter is black with silver-colored metal trim and white lettering. On the ruler at the back of the machine silver letters read "UNIVERSAL/ MADE IN U.S.A." On the panel above the keys, silver letters read "UNDERWOOD." Painted on back is text that reads "Underwood/ Product of UNDERWOOD CORPORATION/ Protected by United States and foreign patents/ Made in USA."
The black case is rectangular, with metal lock and lock plate, and made of wood covered with green fabric that is painted black. The interior of case is covered in black paper. The black plastic handle on the front of case is imprinted with the word "UNDERWOOD."