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1927 Royal P Serial # P15460 1927 Royal P typewriter, Serial # P15460 Mighty Jabba's 1927 Royal P typewriter. 2023-05-07 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mighty Jabba: 1927 Royal P Serial # P15460 I got this from Shop Goodwill as a $29.99 buy-it-now, which I think turned out to be a pretty good deal. It does have a couple of condition issues -- the most obvious of which is the patch on the left cover where the paint is peeling and it is starting to rust. The keys are also pretty brown and a little hard to read, depending on the angle. I took out the feed rollers and recovered them with heat shrink tubing, since it wasn't really feeding in paper properly. Even after that, the carriage ratcheting seems a bit weird (barely there), but it does work. I also took the left carriage knob off of this one to put on my 1929 woodgrain Model P, which had a broken knob. But I rarely use the left knob anyway.

The paint was pretty dirty and oxidized when I got it, but I did a little cleaning and applied some Turtle Wax and it actually shined up pretty well. The case on this one is in kind of rough shape, with some of the cover peeling and just a little bit of the original leather handle remaining.

There are quite a few differences between the 1927 and 1929 versions of the Royal P. Check out the photo at the bottom of the page that shows both of them. The 1929 version lacks the "Royal" logo on the front, has black-on-white keys with glass tops instead of white-on-black keys without glass tops. The ROYAL logo on the paper table is just a decal on the 1927, but is raised metal on the 1929. The 1927 model has a metal lock that prevents you from accidentally moving the ribbon over to the stencil setting, while on the 1929 this has been simplified to a slot in the case that accomplishes the same thing. And in the case of my specific machines, the 1927 appears to be a Pica typeface, while the 1929 is Elite (I believe!). I attached a sample below that shows the difference in size.

1927 Royal P #P15460

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mighty Jabba (MightyJabba)
Created: 05-07-2023 at 11:13AM
Last Edit: 05-07-2023 at 11:14AM


Description:

I got this from Shop Goodwill as a $29.99 buy-it-now, which I think turned out to be a pretty good deal. It does have a couple of condition issues -- the most obvious of which is the patch on the left cover where the paint is peeling and it is starting to rust. The keys are also pretty brown and a little hard to read, depending on the angle. I took out the feed rollers and recovered them with heat shrink tubing, since it wasn't really feeding in paper properly. Even after that, the carriage ratcheting seems a bit weird (barely there), but it does work. I also took the left carriage knob off of this one to put on my 1929 woodgrain Model P, which had a broken knob. But I rarely use the left knob anyway.

The paint was pretty dirty and oxidized when I got it, but I did a little cleaning and applied some Turtle Wax and it actually shined up pretty well. The case on this one is in kind of rough shape, with some of the cover peeling and just a little bit of the original leather handle remaining.

There are quite a few differences between the 1927 and 1929 versions of the Royal P. Check out the photo at the bottom of the page that shows both of them. The 1929 version lacks the "Royal" logo on the front, has black-on-white keys with glass tops instead of white-on-black keys without glass tops. The ROYAL logo on the paper table is just a decal on the 1927, but is raised metal on the 1929. The 1927 model has a metal lock that prevents you from accidentally moving the ribbon over to the stencil setting, while on the 1929 this has been simplified to a slot in the case that accomplishes the same thing. And in the case of my specific machines, the 1927 appears to be a Pica typeface, while the 1929 is Elite (I believe!). I attached a sample below that shows the difference in size.

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