Serial #SA8 336384
This Safari must be from the last year they were made in the USA. Beautiful (practically new) condition with large beautiful suitcase-style case. Writes very well though demands I up my technique to prevent skipping b's and depressed z's (latter due to hitting shift key with z). Backspace key is temperamental just like my 1949 Arrow! DNA?
Status: Typewriter Hunter
From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.
Includes characters for German, French and others. Even has a yen symbol!
The last year Royal made the Safari in the US? Serial number indicates (approx.) 1968.
I won't be bringing any other carry-on luggage with this serious suitcase. But so stylish!
Travels in style.
Case with working lock and key!
Roytype TwinPak ribbons.
No fuss, no muss.
Patents on the inside of lid - seems to have gotten gashed at some point.
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