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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf:
1969 Royal Sabre

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1969 Royal Sabre
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Status: My Collection
Created: 09-07-2014 at 07:20PM
Last Edit: 06-27-2015 at 04:42PM

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A better typewriter than I expected it to be, the Sabre types well enough to avoid complaint, but not so well as to invite comparison to Royal portables of previous decades.

The machine's case, which is a mix of plastic and metal components, also surprises by feeling more solid than it looks. And were it not for the disjointed treatment of the fascia - a combination of fake woodgrain, metallic patterns, and gold pinstriping - I'd consider it a cute typewriter. However, as it is the poor Sabre has a face that would scare small children and drive discerning buyers to another brand.

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Uwe Wachtendorf
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Typewriter collector based in Toronto who prefers mid-century models.

1969 Royal Sabre Photo Gallery

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