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1949 Royal KMG

Serial #KMG-4052983

A nice find at a country auction. They started the bidding as I walked in the door and I jumped in from twenty feet away only knowing it was a loyal Royal and nothing else. My opponent tapped out at $32, which is good, because I was at my limit for a machine I'd never laid fingers on. Fortunately, the typewriter is in working condition, and with some cleaning and a new ribbon will make for a nice piece. I know the database lists grey as the colour, but this looks more industrial green to me, though it looks grey in the photos.

Owned By: James Gifford

Username: giffer
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 1868
Galleries: 128
Collection: 127
Sightings: 1

I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.

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