1927 Royal P #P32880
Status: My Collection
Created: 03-06-2018 at 05:27PM
Last Edit: 03-06-2018 at 05:33PM
I traded this typewriter for a Olympia SM3 at an antique store indirectly. (A little complicated). It was incredibly filthy when I first acquired it. The mechanism was fully gummed up due to whatever substance was sprayed into it's mechanism by an amateur. I took the typewriter apart, removed it's body panels and thoroughly cleaned it immediately after I got it, and was amazed about how good of a condition the typewriter is in for being as old as it is. The typewriter types absolutely flawlessly and is a joy to use. The keys have a very buttery feel to it, which I find unusual for a portable of this age. But it definitely feels "Royal" which is big for me, with Royal being my favourite brand of typewriter.
My Royal P came with an unusual and rather rare colour matching case in good condition. There is definitely wear, but it's very solid and has done a very good job, protecting the typewriter through the years. The machine is also an early example of the "P", with only 6000 made in 1926, and this having been made mid-1927. As the machine was acquired back in the day by a Royal dealer in Vancouver, this typewriter is a local machine and I wouldn't be surprised it has been in the province it's entire existence.
All of it's components work as it should and even though there is mechanical as well as cosmetic wear present, this typewriter in no means is flat out "knackered". You still are presented with a very solid feel whenever you take this machine out for a spin. The rubber of course his hardened as all typewriters suffer from at this age, however, I am in no way worried it will render the machine useless in the near future. The paper grabs superbly, and the feed rollers are in excellent shape.
Yes, truly a survivor. Well done, Royal.
Hunter: Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters (venneburgtypewriters)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
This gallery represents the machines owned by good friends Dirk Plante and Sean Doole, who reside in British Columbia, Canada. Together they have established Venneburg Typewriters, a partnership that to date has seen over 400 typewriters since 2009. Here you will find the machines that are currently still in possession or that have come and gone since December 2017.
***As of July 2020, this collection now also represents pieces from the collection of Troy Krahn!
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