Thursday, September 30, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Pop's Songs and His Typewriter

My paternal grandfather, Leonard C. Anderson, loved to write songs and poetry. One song was actually put to music and released (that's a story for another post). 

Most of his writings are on plain white paper, written in tiny pencil writing - there are at least a hundred of them.  Unfortunately many of them are not dated, but then there are some which are and these could be very telling as to what was happening in his world during the days listed. 

Among the pile I also came across some that were typed and behold, we also have the typewriter! This typewriter was made by Underwood at my best guess sometime in the 1920s or early 1930s (honestly I've not done much research on it).  It has it's own case which snaps on and has a little slide latch on the front, and at one time had a handle for easy carrying.


1 comment:

  1. I learned to type on an Underwood typewriter very much like your grandfather's. I have no idea where my family got it, perhaps at an auction or second hand store, but I believe my brother and sister used it before me. I was learning to type in the 60's! Thanks for the memory.