Leopold's Underwood typewriter, 1924

Leopold's Underwood portable typewriter, a key piece of evidence in solving the Leopold and Loeb case. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="OREDU0000151" title="University of Chicago" href="/topic/education/colleges-universities/university-of-chicago-OREDU0000151.topic">Univ. of Chicago</a> graduate students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb set out to commit the "perfect" slaying and killed a random fourteen-year-old. Leopold twisted off many of the keys with pliers in an attempt to prevent the typewriter from being traced to him.
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Leopold's Underwood portable typewriter, a key piece of evidence in solving the Leopold and Loeb case. Univ. of Chicago graduate students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb set out to commit the "perfect" slaying and killed a random fourteen-year-old. Leopold twisted off many of the keys with pliers in an attempt to prevent the typewriter from being traced to him.

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