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1929 Royal 10 Serial # X-1141256 1929 Royal 10 typewriter, Serial # X-1141256 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1929 Royal 10 typewriter. 2016-07-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1929 Royal 10 Serial # X-1141256 Finally, a Royal 10 at home!

A true classic along with the Underwood 5 and the Hispano Olivetti M40 (Spain only), this is a good and sturdy typewriter. I´ve been looking for one for a while, trying to find it at a decent price. These kind of typewriters suffer from the "Black Typewriter Plague", and it´s the typewriter what´s black not the plague.

Explanation: if a typewriter is black and looks as old as the bubonic plague, then it must have an outrageous price, period. The Royal 10 fits perfectly into this category, hence it suffers from Black Typewriter Plague.

This specimen was noticeably cheaper, but it also needs repairs and cleaning. Everything works, but needs fine adjustment and not-so-fine cleaning. The wors part is that it needs some replacements, as a feed roller, the paper bail rollers and maybe the carriage knobs. And the platen would be happy with some care as well... Rubber parts have suffered the march of time. Apparently, this typewriter has ben lying for decades at a warehouse, but it preserves the durability of the Royal 5.

The surprising part are the glass panels, which are in good condition. What I don´t know is wether they´re the original ones or not.

1929 Royal 10 #X-1141256

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-30-2016 at 01:42AM
Last Edit: 07-30-2016 at 01:51AM


Description:

Finally, a Royal 10 at home!

A true classic along with the Underwood 5 and the Hispano Olivetti M40 (Spain only), this is a good and sturdy typewriter. I´ve been looking for one for a while, trying to find it at a decent price. These kind of typewriters suffer from the "Black Typewriter Plague", and it´s the typewriter what´s black not the plague.

Explanation: if a typewriter is black and looks as old as the bubonic plague, then it must have an outrageous price, period. The Royal 10 fits perfectly into this category, hence it suffers from Black Typewriter Plague.

This specimen was noticeably cheaper, but it also needs repairs and cleaning. Everything works, but needs fine adjustment and not-so-fine cleaning. The wors part is that it needs some replacements, as a feed roller, the paper bail rollers and maybe the carriage knobs. And the platen would be happy with some care as well... Rubber parts have suffered the march of time. Apparently, this typewriter has ben lying for decades at a warehouse, but it preserves the durability of the Royal 5.

The surprising part are the glass panels, which are in good condition. What I don´t know is wether they´re the original ones or not.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

The Platen Ridge.
The Platen Ridge.

Apparently, the Madrid Typewriter Trust brought many Royal 10´s to Spain. This is one of them.
Apparently, the Madrid Typewriter Trust brought many Royal 10┬┤s to Spain. This is one of them.

Classic Royal ribbon spools. Beautiful and in this case "somewhat" dirty.
Classic Royal ribbon spools. Beautiful and in this case "somewhat" dirty.

Rust? Where? There´s no rust at all!
Rust? Where? There┬┤s no rust at all!







Spanish setion of the keyboard: the Ñ key doesn´t have  its capitals version (weird), the opening question mark has a weird symbol (upper right corner) and I don´t know what´s next to the Ñ. An even weirder ampersand?
Spanish setion of the keyboard: the ├Ĺ key doesn┬┤t have its capitals version (weird), the opening question mark has a weird symbol (upper right corner) and I don┬┤t know what┬┤s next to the ├Ĺ. An even weirder ampersand?


Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)

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The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.

A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.



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