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1939 Underwood Leader Serial # E1295263 1939 Underwood Leader typewriter, Serial # E1295263 Michael Hoehne's 1939 Underwood Leader typewriter. 2020-07-05 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1939 Underwood Leader Serial # E1295263 If this is a Leader, it must be a Student Leader---it is a very budget design. No Right Margin, no Margin Release (of course) and no End-Of-Line Lock, no Bell, no Tabs, no ability to handle Two-Color ribbons, no Automatic Ribbon Reverse, no folding Paper Support. Nice wooden carrying case though.

Although it is darn cute, this particular example is pretty worn out: pock-marked platen, flakey escapement, ribbon advance doesn’t work.

1939 Underwood Leader #E1295263

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Michael Hoehne (mhoehne)
Created: 07-05-2020 at 12:53PM
Last Edit: 07-05-2020 at 12:56PM


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If this is a Leader, it must be a Student Leader---it is a very budget design. No Right Margin, no Margin Release (of course) and no End-Of-Line Lock, no Bell, no Tabs, no ability to handle Two-Color ribbons, no Automatic Ribbon Reverse, no folding Paper Support. Nice wooden carrying case though.

Although it is darn cute, this particular example is pretty worn out: pock-marked platen, flakey escapement, ribbon advance doesn’t work.

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Hunter: Michael Hoehne (mhoehne)

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