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1928 Royal P

Serial #P74316

I picked up this poor old lady at an auction, where I found myself in a bidding war with one other buyer (probably a shill) before I'd had the chance to look at it closely. The drawband seems to be caught up in the carriage return mechanism and, if I'm right, the machine is missing its ribbon covers. The case latch is bent. And it's missing some paint and its stencilling is worn and faded. Other than that, she's in great shape! This will be one of my winter projects. I'll research the ribbon covers some more, and if I can't find period replacements I might try fabricating them. I think I'm right about the model and year, based on the P prefix in the serial number.

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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