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The Typewriter Database 1934 Royal O Serial # O-401372 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Petersen: 1934 Royal O Serial # O-401372 This little Royal Portable was purchased for $30 from the Pulaski, Virginia Habitat for Humanity Restore. It was actually behind an "employees only" area but I saw the case and I had to know. Never before have I seen such a compelling case! The machine itself is heavily worn, missing pieces (back panel), but works like a charm. It isn't as soft as it should be (compared to similar Royals) but it is still a joy to type on. I call it FUBAR as a nickname and FUBAR is a testament to Royal's quality of construction. That a machine could be this trashed, and perform this well, is incredible.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Petersen:
1934 Royal O

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1934 Royal O
Serial #
O-401372

Status: My Collection
Created: 11-03-2013 at 06:48PM
Last Edit: 03-22-2015 at 07:26PM

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This little Royal Portable was purchased for $30 from the Pulaski, Virginia Habitat for Humanity Restore. It was actually behind an "employees only" area but I saw the case and I had to know. Never before have I seen such a compelling case! The machine itself is heavily worn, missing pieces (back panel), but works like a charm. It isn't as soft as it should be (compared to similar Royals) but it is still a joy to type on. I call it FUBAR as a nickname and FUBAR is a testament to Royal's quality of construction. That a machine could be this trashed, and perform this well, is incredible.

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Mark Petersen
Username: totallyyourtype

I am an aspiring novelist and avid typewriter enthusiast from the New River Valley in Virginia. I am a proud Virginia Tech graduate with an education in creative writing. I use typewriters for all my writing and am working on a novel. I also do street poetry. I often can be found writing on one of my machines in downtown Blacksburg and enjoying a drink.
You can email me at totallyyourtype@gmail.com
You can mail me at Mark Petersen / PO Box 6683 / Christiansburg, VA 24068-6683


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