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1940 Underwood DeLuxe Leader Serial # E1321849 1940 Underwood DeLuxe Leader typewriter, Serial # E1321849 James Gifford's 1940 Underwood DeLuxe Leader typewriter. 2017-06-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1940 Underwood DeLuxe Leader Serial # E1321849 This gorgeous little typer was a throw-in in a purchase of three machines. I love it, especially the hinged flip-up ribbon cover and the vertical racing stripes. The paint is crisp, as are the decals. Almost flawless. The only blemish is a rotated Y key--not sure Y. Needs a ribbon. I can see myself writing something brilliant on this. It's the kind of machine that be osmosis would make anyone type and write better.

1940 Underwood DeLuxe Leader #E1321849

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Created: 06-30-2017 at 05:28PM
Last Edit: 06-30-2017 at 05:31PM


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This gorgeous little typer was a throw-in in a purchase of three machines. I love it, especially the hinged flip-up ribbon cover and the vertical racing stripes. The paint is crisp, as are the decals. Almost flawless. The only blemish is a rotated Y key--not sure Y. Needs a ribbon. I can see myself writing something brilliant on this. It's the kind of machine that be osmosis would make anyone type and write better.

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Love the flip-up ribbon cover
Love the flip-up ribbon cover

Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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