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The Typewriter Database 1932 Royal Signet Senior Serial # ES 16037 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Donald Lampert: 1932 Royal Signet Senior Serial # ES 16037 This one is a pleasant surprise to me!
After just saying "that's enough typewriters, I gotta only buy really special ones", I walked into a Chicago area antique mall, and there it was. It just "spoke" to me. It was marked $65, and I had $63 in my wallet, so I went to the counter and said that I'd need to charge the extra few dollars. The woman said that that dealers booth was 20% off that day so it was $52.00. Perfect.
Even though this model was a "cheap" depression era machine, I just love it
It is plain basic, with the carriage shift only on the left side, with a chrome shift lock lever instead of a shift key. There's only a left side margin set, and no bell, tabs, backspace, or margin release. The space bar is a piece of flat metal, but it's strong
I've read that Royal used flimsy metal in these units, but it seems solid to me.
The typing action is snappy, and responsive, almost effortless. And it's cute in an "ugly duckling" sort of way - I love it!

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Donald Lampert:
1932 Royal Signet Senior

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1932 Royal Signet Senior
Serial #
ES 16037

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-30-2015 at 11:49AM
Last Edit: 07-30-2015 at 11:50AM

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This one is a pleasant surprise to me!
After just saying "that's enough typewriters, I gotta only buy really special ones", I walked into a Chicago area antique mall, and there it was. It just "spoke" to me. It was marked $65, and I had $63 in my wallet, so I went to the counter and said that I'd need to charge the extra few dollars. The woman said that that dealers booth was 20% off that day so it was $52.00. Perfect.
Even though this model was a "cheap" depression era machine, I just love it
It is plain basic, with the carriage shift only on the left side, with a chrome shift lock lever instead of a shift key. There's only a left side margin set, and no bell, tabs, backspace, or margin release. The space bar is a piece of flat metal, but it's strong
I've read that Royal used flimsy metal in these units, but it seems solid to me.
The typing action is snappy, and responsive, almost effortless. And it's cute in an "ugly duckling" sort of way - I love it!


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Donald Lampert
Username: woodstock5

I am a decorative painter/artist, and do historic restoration of older homes, and theatres. Growing up in New Jersey, i took typing in 8th grade, and at the time hated it. I've since lived in Chicago, Minneapolis. and now a small town in rural SW Wisconsin.
My hobbies are collecting and restoring old phonographs, sewing machines, kitchen appliances, clocks and radios, vintage office equipment, and of course typewriters. I love vintage mechanical gadgets. At this point in my life, I am developing my writing skills, and have started on old typewriter short stories.


1932 Royal Signet Senior Photo Gallery

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