Canadian Made: 1951 Underwood Leader Typewriter

This Underwood Leader (circa 1951) was manufactured at Toronto's Underwood Elliot Fisher Ltd facility. Today it lives among Canada's Science and Technology Museum (Ingenium) artifact collection in Ottawa.

The inspiration behind our Canadian Made: 1951 Underwood Leader Art Print

I remember spending many hours back in school high hacking out essays on an old Underwood typewriter. That old girl taught me a lot. It taught me to think. It was unforgiving and you had to be disciplined—no backspace/delete/save. But most of all, it helped me discover the power of words and grow as an artist. A picture may paint a thousand words, but a thousand well-crafted words paint a vivid picture in your mind.

This print makes a great addition to art collectors that appreciate vintage-inspired themes and love the power of the written word.

Design Features
  • Design features a photo illustration of a circa 1951 Underwood typewriter

Museum quality prints

  • Individually printed on heavy photo paper using a 9-colour ink process
  • Museum quality inks and paper (Giclée) won’t fade or yellow for at least 200 years

Ready to hang

  • Dry mounted on acid-free foam core stops warping or discolouration
  • Gallery-style, solid hardwood, 100% Canadian-made frames
  • Thick acrylic is as clear as glass yet won't break during shipping
  • Hanging hardware installed—ready to hang out of the box



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