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1949 Underwood Leader Serial # H1861839 1949 Underwood Leader typewriter, Serial # H1861839 Max Burtonen's 1949 Underwood Leader typewriter. 2016-09-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Max Burtonen: 1949 Underwood Leader Serial # H1861839 I fixed this for a friend. It is in great shape cosmetically. However, the ribbon cover was slammed on to the ribbon u-bars (slots) and threw off the entire ribbon advance and reverse mechanism.

Through "creative bending" I was able to restore the ribbon advance.

1949 Underwood Leader #H1861839

Status: Sightings
Created: 09-18-2016 at 09:55PM
Last Edit: 09-18-2016 at 09:59PM


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I fixed this for a friend. It is in great shape cosmetically. However, the ribbon cover was slammed on to the ribbon u-bars (slots) and threw off the entire ribbon advance and reverse mechanism.

Through "creative bending" I was able to restore the ribbon advance.

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While this "budget" model lacks bichrome ribbon, an adjustable right margin, tab stops, and other extras, it does have a few math keys that I wish I had on my other typewriters from this era. I suppose this was marketed to students.
While this "budget" model lacks bichrome ribbon, an adjustable right margin, tab stops, and other extras, it does have a few math keys that I wish I had on my other typewriters from this era. I suppose this was marketed to students.



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