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1912 Royal 5 Serial # 126127-5 1912 Royal 5 typewriter, Serial # 126127-5 Lynn Johansen's 1912 Royal 5 typewriter. 2021-05-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Lynn Johansen: 1912 Royal 5 Serial # 126127-5 Brought this one back from ruin, but now it’s a good typer. Elite typeface and difficult to figure if the slugs are needing more cleanup or if the ribbon is the problem. I tried a modern ribbon but without much improvement. What I wrote in the Typeface specimen says this is 1921, but that’s a typo. It’s from 1912.

Right carriage stop not working. Right paper holder lacks roller rubber and spring. No bell in the back. I held back on cleaning to preserve decals, but other areas shined up nicely. I took all the keys off to polish the deck. Many key tops were ruined, so I took some off an Underwood 5 that was in a car accident and frame destroyed.

Original platen that works. Fancy blue color emerged when cleaned. This is my first flatbed Royal so I found out how time consuming it can be. My next project is an old Remington under typer...Standard 5 from 1897. That might take a bit longer, I’m thinking.

1912 Royal 5 #126127-5

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Lynn Johansen (TEAPress)
Created: 05-14-2021 at 02:55PM
Last Edit: 05-14-2021 at 03:01PM


Description:

Brought this one back from ruin, but now it’s a good typer. Elite typeface and difficult to figure if the slugs are needing more cleanup or if the ribbon is the problem. I tried a modern ribbon but without much improvement. What I wrote in the Typeface specimen says this is 1921, but that’s a typo. It’s from 1912.

Right carriage stop not working. Right paper holder lacks roller rubber and spring. No bell in the back. I held back on cleaning to preserve decals, but other areas shined up nicely. I took all the keys off to polish the deck. Many key tops were ruined, so I took some off an Underwood 5 that was in a car accident and frame destroyed.

Original platen that works. Fancy blue color emerged when cleaned. This is my first flatbed Royal so I found out how time consuming it can be. My next project is an old Remington under typer...Standard 5 from 1897. That might take a bit longer, I’m thinking.

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Pre rehab photo
Pre rehab photo


Hunter: Lynn Johansen (TEAPress)

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I have a passion for analog methods of putting words on paper. I own a letterpress shop that helps to fill this desire, but found typewriters also have a role in producing written materials with a value-added dimension. I'm drawn to working typewriters and renovate them as I am able. I'm pretty handy with things mechanical. Overall, I feel more like an enthusiast with a collection that will get used by design. I understand the temptation to buy them all, but I don't have a store to sell them in. I'm also no expert in repair, so it's a matter of finding the best typefaces and typing feel that helps me to get words on paper. Type on!



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