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It displays well, but then the De Luxe Quiet Tab both displays better and types better.The Leader is only for the completist collector or the self-abusive tortured writer.Like the Corona Junior and Royal Signet, the Underwood Junior was a no-frills, low-cost depression-era portable.The model name of this Underwood standard is not labeled anywhere on the machine.This is a weighty machine, more desktop than portable, with a solid key touch to match.Some people dislike the post-war Underwoods, citing a flimsy touch and awkardly-placed controls.When the company was in its heyday as the world's largest typewriter manufacturer, its factory at Hartford, Connecticut was turning out typewriters at the rate of one each minute.
Included here as a curiosity, as the '80s Underwoods have about as much relation with the original Underwood company as today's Indian motorcycles have with their famous predecessors.
Other than a few cobwebs, it's been extremely well cared-for and types like a dream.
As you can see, this early version of the De Luxe Quiet Tab is closely related in body style to the Finger-Flite.
Some lucky boy most likely received this as a Christmas present in 1932, for the date of purchase written inside the case was Dec 17, 1932.
He took extremely good care of it; it looks and works almost as perfectly as the day it was sold.