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1947 Underwood Leader Serial # H1855895 1947 Underwood Leader typewriter, Serial # H1855895 Michael Hoehne's 1947 Underwood Leader typewriter. 2017-04-05 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1947 Underwood Leader Serial # H1855895 I had asked about typewriters at this couple's yard sale two weeks earlier and they said they'd look, and then two weeks after that some guy overheard me mention typewriters while at a different yard sale and he said there was one at this certain place and when I followed up on that tip, this was it.

What model is this, exactly? And what year? And why two serial numbers?

There is H1855895 on the frame behind the left spool and J44387 on a frame member on the bottom.

1947 Underwood Leader #H1855895

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-03-2017 at 08:04PM
Last Edit: 04-05-2017 at 04:53AM


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I had asked about typewriters at this couple's yard sale two weeks earlier and they said they'd look, and then two weeks after that some guy overheard me mention typewriters while at a different yard sale and he said there was one at this certain place and when I followed up on that tip, this was it.

What model is this, exactly? And what year? And why two serial numbers?

There is H1855895 on the frame behind the left spool and J44387 on a frame member on the bottom.

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