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1929 Royal P Serial # P161155 1929 Royal P typewriter, Serial # P161155 Mighty Jabba's 1929 Royal P typewriter. 2023-05-07 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mighty Jabba: 1929 Royal P Serial # P161155 I find these specially painted typewriters to be pretty fascinating. It wasn't all just gloss black! I'd like to know how they accomplished this woodgrain finish. Was it just painted on by hand, or did they use some sort of a transfer to get the grain? I imagine these would have been more expensive than the standard black models, but I'm not really sure. The woodgrain paint on this one is in very nice condition overall. The rubber rollers are also in pretty good shape --hard but not flat. However, after doing a couple of test pages, the draw band on mine snapped -- the first time in more than 20 machines that this has happened. I replaced it with some 30-lb test fishing line, which seemed laughably thin, but actually seems to work fine.

This was an eBay purchase that I think went lower than it might ordinarily have because the photos were pretty badly overexposed and the description only included "type writer" as two words. The other factor was that one of the carriage knobs was broken, although I didn't actually notice that until after winning the auction. Luckily, I happened to have another standard black Royal P in worse condition, so I took one of the knobs off of that.

If you look at the segment, you can see a purplish tint. For some reason there seems to be purple ink down in the segment and on many of the type slugs. I've tried cleaning it off with alcohol and got most of it, but it's not perfect. Also the @/Ā¢ key always gets stuck (accompanied by a bit of a metal clang, so I can tell something is a bit out of place). I tried bending it a bit, but I'm reluctant to do too much and honestly I will probably never use that key in normal typing, so I guess I will leave it as it is.

1929 Royal P #P161155

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mighty Jabba (MightyJabba)
Created: 05-07-2023 at 09:13AM
Last Edit: 05-07-2023 at 09:17AM


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I find these specially painted typewriters to be pretty fascinating. It wasn't all just gloss black! I'd like to know how they accomplished this woodgrain finish. Was it just painted on by hand, or did they use some sort of a transfer to get the grain? I imagine these would have been more expensive than the standard black models, but I'm not really sure. The woodgrain paint on this one is in very nice condition overall. The rubber rollers are also in pretty good shape --hard but not flat. However, after doing a couple of test pages, the draw band on mine snapped -- the first time in more than 20 machines that this has happened. I replaced it with some 30-lb test fishing line, which seemed laughably thin, but actually seems to work fine.

This was an eBay purchase that I think went lower than it might ordinarily have because the photos were pretty badly overexposed and the description only included "type writer" as two words. The other factor was that one of the carriage knobs was broken, although I didn't actually notice that until after winning the auction. Luckily, I happened to have another standard black Royal P in worse condition, so I took one of the knobs off of that.

If you look at the segment, you can see a purplish tint. For some reason there seems to be purple ink down in the segment and on many of the type slugs. I've tried cleaning it off with alcohol and got most of it, but it's not perfect. Also the @/Ā¢ key always gets stuck (accompanied by a bit of a metal clang, so I can tell something is a bit out of place). I tried bending it a bit, but I'm reluctant to do too much and honestly I will probably never use that key in normal typing, so I guess I will leave it as it is.

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