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1953 Underwood Leader Serial # 2406579 1953 Underwood Leader typewriter, Serial # 2406579 David Brechbiel's 1953 Underwood Leader typewriter. 2020-01-28 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of David Brechbiel: 1953 Underwood Leader Serial # 2406579 Gifted to me by Phil & Julie Gutwein. Phil's mother purchased this typewriter in 1953 for Phil to use in school. She bought it from the John Plain Catalog. The catalog was used by her husband's Ford dealership to purchase items at wholesale cost. Phil later became the owner of the dealership and has since retired and now enjoys flying his own plane as an octogenarian. Phil cared well for this Underwood and it shows.

1953 Underwood Leader #2406579

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-28-2020 at 10:57PM
Last Edit: 01-28-2020 at 11:05PM


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Gifted to me by Phil & Julie Gutwein. Phil's mother purchased this typewriter in 1953 for Phil to use in school. She bought it from the John Plain Catalog. The catalog was used by her husband's Ford dealership to purchase items at wholesale cost. Phil later became the owner of the dealership and has since retired and now enjoys flying his own plane as an octogenarian. Phil cared well for this Underwood and it shows.

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I collect late 1930's-early 1940's memorabilia. I have a small collection of radios from this era that I recently had refurbished. My interest in typewriters focused around a Royal KHM typewriter that was given to me. I decided in early 2016 to get it repaired, but the typewriter repairman I visited claimed it should be trashed and couldn't be fixed. The KHM sat on my garage bench .. again gathering dust .. I couldn't toss it.

In April 2016, on a whim, I closed an eBay BUY IT NOW (and overpaid a lot!) typewriter. The 1947 Smith-Corona Silent may have cost me dearly but it started a hobby that has become a passion to learn all I can about these amazing machines. Within 18 months I have collected nearly 45 machines and am slowly learning how to repair, be patient, and be logical! :) I hope to share my collection with the world very soon!



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