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1952 Underwood Correspondent Serial # M2306296 1952 Underwood Correspondent typewriter, Serial # M2306296 Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters's 1952 Underwood Correspondent typewriter. 2020-01-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters: 1952 Underwood Correspondent Serial # M2306296 The Underwood Correspondent is a rare equivalent to the well-known Leader model that Underwood manufactured during it's 4-bank model production run. The Correspondent was mainly offered during the transitional period from the classic portables who's production was halted during World War II, to the "Finger-Flite" models that came to be in the early 1950's. Even though the Leader is commonly associated with a more utilitarian build-quality, the Correspondent ads a little dash of quality to the mix, with a more advanced trim-level and a flavour-full set of decals that attractively decorated an otherwise rather economical portable. It's financially provident factors are reflected in the lack of a touch-control, colour-selector and typebar resisting right margin, amongst other options. However, even though these typewriters were considered to rank relatively low on the food-pile, I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by the build-quality in the productivity it did offer. Well done, Underwood. This typewriter was gifted to the father of a very good friend of mine.

1952 Underwood Correspondent #M2306296

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters (venneburgtypewriters)
Created: 01-23-2020 at 06:36PM
Last Edit: 01-23-2020 at 06:38PM


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The Underwood Correspondent is a rare equivalent to the well-known Leader model that Underwood manufactured during it's 4-bank model production run. The Correspondent was mainly offered during the transitional period from the classic portables who's production was halted during World War II, to the "Finger-Flite" models that came to be in the early 1950's. Even though the Leader is commonly associated with a more utilitarian build-quality, the Correspondent ads a little dash of quality to the mix, with a more advanced trim-level and a flavour-full set of decals that attractively decorated an otherwise rather economical portable. It's financially provident factors are reflected in the lack of a touch-control, colour-selector and typebar resisting right margin, amongst other options. However, even though these typewriters were considered to rank relatively low on the food-pile, I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by the build-quality in the productivity it did offer. Well done, Underwood. This typewriter was gifted to the father of a very good friend of mine.

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Hunter: Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters (venneburgtypewriters)

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This gallery represents the machines owned by good friends Dirk Plante and Sean Doole, who reside in British Columbia, Canada. Together they have established Venneburg Typewriters, a partnership that to date has seen over 400 typewriters since 2009. Here you will find the machines that are currently still in possession or that have come and gone since December 2017.

***As of July 2020, this collection now also represents pieces from the collection of Troy Krahn!



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