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1950 Royal KMG

Serial #KMG15-4316859

I found it locally at an antique store for 12 bucks, very dusty, filled with spider webs and spider eggs. But it seemed to move ok, so I took it home. It really took just a basic clean up, just a hint of lube, and even the ribbon worked ok. The chrome was in perfect shape, no rust, no pitting. The platen was surprisingly not rock hard. I scrubbed it and reconditioned it a bit, and it's quite nice. It’s a very tight and precision machine. The Royal KMG is pretty quiet, has a great and positive key feel, lays type quite neatly and consistently on the page. It’s just a very elegant and professional feeling machine. It’s one of if not my current favorites to actually type on. And it’s friendly for high speed typing too. The inner mechanical parts seem very finely engineered and machined. Sure, it’s classic looking, nostalgic, a time-piece, but for me, regardless of any of that, it’s a serious typing machine that wants to be used for its intended purpose. This one has 12-pitch type.

Owned By: Brad Sarno

Username: bradsarno
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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I've spent my life as a mechanical and electronics tinkerer, bikes, cars, lawnmowers, appliances, cameras, audio gear, guitars, amplifiers, and pedal steel guitars. I was trained as a typist for 2 years back in the late 70's on IBM Selectric II's. At home I recall my mother having an Olympia SM3. More recently we got our daughter a typewriter for Christmas, and that somehow sparked my own personal interest in these fine and interesting machines. Now it's a habit that just won't quit. Daily searches on Craigslist, frequent trips to antique stores & malls, garage sales, etc. It's a fun and healthy addiction.

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