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1913 Royal 5 Serial # 160308-5 1913 Royal 5 typewriter, Serial # 160308-5 James Grooms's 1913 Royal 5 typewriter. 2024-05-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1913 Royal 5 Serial # 160308-5 Patience. A nice example that would most likely throw some ink on paper with a quick cleaning of the segment. No buggered up screw heads!!
$75 in 1912 is $2500 today. However, a more accurate understanding of the investment such a machine was, is to look at the average annual income. What we would call a blue collar laborer or ag worker, was under $1000.

1913 Royal 5 #160308-5

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 05-13-2024 at 03:21AM
Last Edit: 05-13-2024 at 03:45AM


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Patience. A nice example that would most likely throw some ink on paper with a quick cleaning of the segment. No buggered up screw heads!!
$75 in 1912 is $2500 today. However, a more accurate understanding of the investment such a machine was, is to look at the average annual income. What we would call a blue collar laborer or ag worker, was under $1000.

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Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)

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As with many, the bug is back there somewhere due to an Underwood No. 5. My grandfather was on a small town school board and used one for this. My parents had a yellow Royal Safari that I used to index card everything, including a beer can collection. Collection syndrome clue! The long dormant tic was activated when my neighbors left a Remington Quiet Riter on the curb when they moved in circa 2010, Yes a believe it or not story is next, when a Hermes 3000 comes home with the girlfriend from work for free. Yes, free! From there the addiction is full steam. And yes, I now have a No. 5. Typewriters are the perfect blend of using one's technical skills, history and functional purpose.



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