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The Typewriter Database 1962 Royal Royalite 120 Serial # 5270149 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1962 Royal Royalite 120 Serial # 5270149 "Tombstone"

Good working condition. Needs a thorough cleaning but types well with new ribbon. Tiny 12 per inch typeface is neat and spiffy. Case shows typer belonged to Japanese doctor in early 60s. The plastic insert keeps everything in place during transport. Reads ROYAL McBEE.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe:
1962 Royal Royalite 120

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1962 Royal Royalite 120
Serial #
5270149

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-02-2015 at 07:47AM
Last Edit: 12-15-2016 at 11:44PM

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Description:

"Tombstone"

Good working condition. Needs a thorough cleaning but types well with new ribbon. Tiny 12 per inch typeface is neat and spiffy. Case shows typer belonged to Japanese doctor in early 60s. The plastic insert keeps everything in place during transport. Reads ROYAL McBEE.


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John Munroe
Username: jamunroe

From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.


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