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1947 Underwood Leader Serial # H1877256 1947 Underwood Leader typewriter, Serial # H1877256 Ursula Sadiq's 1947 Underwood Leader typewriter. 2024-02-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ursula Sadiq: 1947 Underwood Leader Serial # H1877256 In February 2024 I was gifted 8 typewriters by another collector who needed the space. This is one of them. The ribbon advance mechanism currently only works one way and a few keys are slightly sticky. But it types! The 8 has a nick in it - wonder how that happened? I like its petite size and portability, and can overlook the lack of tab, paper support, and a hard to find line spacer. Maybe I'll build a case for it someday.

1947 Underwood Leader #H1877256

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Ursula Sadiq (Ursula)
Created: 02-23-2024 at 01:03PM
Last Edit: 02-24-2024 at 11:54AM


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In February 2024 I was gifted 8 typewriters by another collector who needed the space. This is one of them. The ribbon advance mechanism currently only works one way and a few keys are slightly sticky. But it types! The 8 has a nick in it - wonder how that happened? I like its petite size and portability, and can overlook the lack of tab, paper support, and a hard to find line spacer. Maybe I'll build a case for it someday.

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Front view. Keys could use some more scrubbing, but at least I can read them all now.
Front view. Keys could use some more scrubbing, but at least I can read them all now.

right side
right side

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back

left side
left side

iso view
iso view

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bottom

Hunter: Ursula Sadiq (Ursula)

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So it was the winter of 2023 and I found three typewriters in my basement. (I knew they were there, but I hadn't thought about them in years). So I pulled them out and fell in love with all things manual typewriter. In short order my aunt gifted me 2 more, a cousin set 3 my way, various friends were happy to unload typewriters from their attics & garages to my Home for Wayward Typewriters. ... So now, spring of 2023 I have a collection of 13 typewriters, in various stages of functionality, I have intent to fix them all, starting any day now. . . meanwhile, I am learning and documenting and dreaming



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