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The Typewriter Database 1964 Royal Caravan Serial # CR5865503 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1964 Royal Caravan Serial # CR5865503 This lovely Royal Caravan came out of a house in Columbus, Ohio. The case didn't promise much (grimy, nicotine-stained) but the typewriter sure delivers. A very sturdy yet elegant machine, even in grey (the blue ones look much nicer). There's much discussion about Bob Dylan using a Caravan on Robert Messenger's blog, and I like to think that he left this behind after he passed through Columbus on tour. The only curious thing about it is the absence of a bail bar, so the paper rolls up vertically as you return the carriage with nothing to hold it down. I'm not sure if it ever had one or not. Anyway, now I have to go find it in blue.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
1964 Royal Caravan

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1964 Royal Caravan
Serial #
CR5865503

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-29-2016 at 09:27AM
Last Edit: 12-29-2016 at 09:30AM

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This lovely Royal Caravan came out of a house in Columbus, Ohio. The case didn't promise much (grimy, nicotine-stained) but the typewriter sure delivers. A very sturdy yet elegant machine, even in grey (the blue ones look much nicer). There's much discussion about Bob Dylan using a Caravan on Robert Messenger's blog, and I like to think that he left this behind after he passed through Columbus on tour. The only curious thing about it is the absence of a bail bar, so the paper rolls up vertically as you return the carriage with nothing to hold it down. I'm not sure if it ever had one or not. Anyway, now I have to go find it in blue.


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James Gifford
Username: giffer

I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.


1964 Royal Caravan Photo Gallery

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