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1929 Royal P Serial # P133085 1929 Royal P typewriter, Serial # P133085 Mei Travis's 1929 Royal P typewriter. 2021-05-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 1929 Royal P Serial # P133085 Behold my new 1929 Royal P! It holds the esteemed place as the oldest in my growing collection. Picked up today, I spent a couple hours cleaning it enough to type. The rubber is the softest I've ever had on a Royal, so someone probably replaced it not too long ago. It's got a few dings, no case lid, and the paper table paint crumbles when I breathe on it. It won't backspace nor return with the lever, so I have to release the carriage to do both, common Royal PITA escapement issues that I'll soon repair to transform this into sheer typing perfection.

1929 Royal P #P133085

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Created: 05-20-2021 at 07:52PM
Last Edit: 05-20-2021 at 07:55PM


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Behold my new 1929 Royal P! It holds the esteemed place as the oldest in my growing collection. Picked up today, I spent a couple hours cleaning it enough to type. The rubber is the softest I've ever had on a Royal, so someone probably replaced it not too long ago. It's got a few dings, no case lid, and the paper table paint crumbles when I breathe on it. It won't backspace nor return with the lever, so I have to release the carriage to do both, common Royal PITA escapement issues that I'll soon repair to transform this into sheer typing perfection.

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Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)

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Out of the blue in the summer of 2020, I really wanted a typewriter again, so after some online research and browsing, two Brother machines landed on my doorstep. A pastel blue 1971 Montgomery Ward's Signature 511D and a creamy 1985 Sears ultraportable both ignited a fire I haven't felt in a long time. I quickly found Ted Munk, the Facebook groups, and the rest of the typewriter online community, where I learned how to fix them and appreciate them. By summer's end I had collected 20 typewriters to cure my 2020 pandemic blues. Now I'm obsessed about all the different styles, every aspect of the mechanics, and their important history. Typewriters are an endless source of fascination as a literary medium, for creativity, a tinker-fest for machine geeks, and still contribute to the economy. I truly enjoy learning how to bring mid-century or later typewriters back to life, even the electric ones, while completely in awe of the unique antiques that folks brilliantly restore. It warms my heart that there are others, and here we are sharing the same passions about typewriters together.



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