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1903 Underwood 4 Serial # 26542 1903 Underwood 4 typewriter, Serial # 26542 Mark Schrad's 1903 Underwood 4 typewriter. 2021-10-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Schrad: 1903 Underwood 4 Serial # 26542 Acquiring this 1903 Franz X. Wagner Underwood 4 was an interesting experience. It popped up in Lancaster, PA online for a reasonable price. I contacted the seller (which seemed like a ghost account, as it had no information and only one "friend"), and we agreed on a price. The next day, I found myself blocked. (My guess is that he looked at my political posts online.) So I contacted a typospherian friend in Lancaster, who picked it up on my behalf. I went to then pick it up on September 10, 2021, which was the day my new book was officially released. I spent that evening on a pleasant early-fall drive through Pennsylvania Dutch country--with horse-drawn carriages with headlights, as in one of the pictures--to pick up my prize, and was delighted to discover that, yes, it was an authentic Wagner. On the way home, I stopped by local booksellers to see if they had my new book in stock which, happily, they all did. It was a good day.

1903 Underwood 4 #26542

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Schrad (MLSchrad)
Created: 10-11-2021 at 04:01PM
Last Edit: 10-11-2021 at 04:02PM


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Acquiring this 1903 Franz X. Wagner Underwood 4 was an interesting experience. It popped up in Lancaster, PA online for a reasonable price. I contacted the seller (which seemed like a ghost account, as it had no information and only one "friend"), and we agreed on a price. The next day, I found myself blocked. (My guess is that he looked at my political posts online.) So I contacted a typospherian friend in Lancaster, who picked it up on my behalf. I went to then pick it up on September 10, 2021, which was the day my new book was officially released. I spent that evening on a pleasant early-fall drive through Pennsylvania Dutch country--with horse-drawn carriages with headlights, as in one of the pictures--to pick up my prize, and was delighted to discover that, yes, it was an authentic Wagner. On the way home, I stopped by local booksellers to see if they had my new book in stock which, happily, they all did. It was a good day.

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Hunter: Mark Schrad (MLSchrad)

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Professor of Political Science and Director of Russian Area Studies at Villanova University. Writes about alcohol politics, Russia, and international law when not refurbishing old typewriters.



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