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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Taylor Harbin:
1969 Royal 560

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1969 Royal 560
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Status: My Collection
Created: 08-30-2015 at 06:13AM
Last Edit: 08-30-2015 at 07:02AM

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This electric is one of the biggest I have. I found it at an antique mall and just so happened to meet the owner, who wanted to get it out of his booth. So, he gave me a reduced price. I have almost zero knowledge about these machines as a whole. To my knowledge, this is the only one on the database.

The tabulating system doesn't work right. When you set a tab stop, it will interfere with the carriage escapement and halt the machine if you're typing. The backspace will sometimes jam the carriage if you go to close to the left margin.

Other than that, it's a very interesting typewriter. This one was clearly used a lot. The previous owner thinks it was once a school machine. No touch control, but the touch is nice. Type too fast and you can cause the type bars to hit each other. Even on my big desk, the carriage return will cause a lot of vibrations and wobble. The noise of the motor is like a deep hum, similar to a washing machine.

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Taylor Harbin
Username: THarbin328

I am a professional historian and writer. I have been collecting typewriters since 2013, and use them for all of my work (novels, short stories, poetry, non-fiction, and personal letters). I have a passion for all things antique, but hold a special place for these tools. Some of my collection is up for sale or trade, so if you see something you want, let me know!

Don't forget to check out my blog, Guts of Imagination, for more!

1969 Royal 560 Photo Gallery

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