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1950 Underwood Leader Serial # H2071947 1950 Underwood Leader typewriter, Serial # H2071947 Marina Garrison's 1950 Underwood Leader typewriter. 2022-05-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Marina Garrison: 1950 Underwood Leader Serial # H2071947 Cute little Underwood Leader. I was surprised how small this thypewriter is (although still pretty heavy). This typewriter is a 1950, Made in Canada version with a Pica sized typeface. Picked this up at Value Village thrift store for $25 in 2022. I have a suspicion that this typewriter was a mathematics typewriter. The symbols */!=+ and degree are all on the right side of the keyboard. A degree symbol is extremely rare as ia a ! on a typewriter of this vintage (because you can also use a . ' combination).

1950 Underwood Leader #H2071947

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Marina Garrison (mazg)
Created: 05-06-2022 at 10:02PM
Last Edit: 05-15-2022 at 01:48PM


Description:

Cute little Underwood Leader. I was surprised how small this thypewriter is (although still pretty heavy). This typewriter is a 1950, Made in Canada version with a Pica sized typeface. Picked this up at Value Village thrift store for $25 in 2022. I have a suspicion that this typewriter was a mathematics typewriter. The symbols */!=+ and degree are all on the right side of the keyboard. A degree symbol is extremely rare as ia a ! on a typewriter of this vintage (because you can also use a . ' combination).

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Maths symbols? A degree symbol is extremely rare and the math symbols are grouped together. Note there are no fractions, cents or @ symbol.
Maths symbols? A degree symbol is extremely rare and the math symbols are grouped together. Note there are no fractions, cents or @ symbol.

Hunter: Marina Garrison (mazg)

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10 typewriters and counting: 1972 Adler Tippa (Elite), 1967 Olivetti Lettera 32 (Elite), 1966 Olympia SM9 De Luxe wide carriage (Pica), 1950 Underwood Rythym Touch (Pica), 1967 Smith Corona Super Sterling (Pica), 1968 Olympia SM9 De Luxe (Senatorial), 1959 Smith Corona Super (Elite), 1950 Underwood Leader (Pica), 1970 Webster XL-5000 (Elite), 1953 Smith Corona Skyriter (Elite).



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