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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne:
1967 Royal 440

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1967 Royal 440
Serial #
440 11 8683439

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-05-2016 at 06:11PM
Last Edit: 10-02-2017 at 12:36PM

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Royal 440 Typewriter Galleries


Got this at my own yard sale when one visitor overheard me talking to another one about typewriters, and offered this one. It needed only a little cleaning and now the only issues are a sluggish tab and a heavy touch, both of which I expect to clear up with use.

Royal office machines are solid!

There is a lot of empty space inside; this Royal 440 doesn’t have to be so big. Speculating that the space is planned for a carbon film ribbon system. Does anyone know whether it was produced?

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Michael Hoehne
Username: mhoehne

While I find all of mankind's inventions interesting, I am most enchanted by the human-scale arts and devices, the ones that can be created (and repaired) in a home workshop or studio; the ones that can be understood by looking at them; the ones that do something useful or stir admiration. Typewriters work for me.

1967 Royal 440 Photo Gallery

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