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The Typewriter Database 1970 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Sprite Serial # NM 1113791 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ted Munk: 1970 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Sprite Serial # NM 1113791 A Royal Sprite made in Japan by Silver-Seiko, differs from "Swinger" model by not having an AM radio in the lid. Documented 1970-71 model.

A very nice-feeling typer with snappy action. The manual confirms that this machine and the contemporary Silver-Seiko Royals in the more common less exotic shell are mechanically the same machine.

It was given to my mother’s Grandmother for her birthday on Aug 3, 1971 and the list of service centers is dated 12/69, so I can pin down the manufacture date to between about Jan 1970 and July 1971.

PS: The typesample says "Nakajima", but that's not correct.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ted Munk:
1970 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Sprite

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1970 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Sprite
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NM 1113791

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-24-2013 at 11:22PM
Last Edit: 12-18-2014 at 12:06AM

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Description:

A Royal Sprite made in Japan by Silver-Seiko, differs from "Swinger" model by not having an AM radio in the lid. Documented 1970-71 model.

A very nice-feeling typer with snappy action. The manual confirms that this machine and the contemporary Silver-Seiko Royals in the more common less exotic shell are mechanically the same machine.

It was given to my mother’s Grandmother for her birthday on Aug 3, 1971 and the list of service centers is dated 12/69, so I can pin down the manufacture date to between about Jan 1970 and July 1971.

PS: The typesample says "Nakajima", but that's not correct.

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Ted Munk
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I am a scoundrel without a cause, and my swank outshines the sun.

I am a casual Typewriter Hunter residing in the sweltering deserts of Arizona with a wife, three cats and about 40 typewriters. My main hunting ground is thrift stores, and I rarely pay more than $10 for a machine.


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