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1929 Royal P Serial # P166425 1929 Royal P typewriter, Serial # P166425 Heather Hjorth's 1929 Royal P typewriter. 2023-07-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Heather Hjorth: 1929 Royal P Serial # P166425 I am a fan of all things woodie and consider spotting an old wood panel station wagon a clear harbinger of good things to come.

This woodie Royal model P portable is quite a bit older than I thought when I purchased it from Goodwill - from 1929 instead of the 1940s as I imagined. I blew out a little dust and adjusted the ribbon and am pleased with the performance of this little guy! There is a little sticking of a few arms, but nothing prohibiting deliberate use of the machine. There seems to be a slight bend in the right carriage return lever, preventing it from fitting into its slot where it can act as a lever on the platten roller arm,. (I apologize for my freestyle use of terminology here.

1929 Royal P #P166425

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Heather Hjorth (Weaklink)
Created: 07-01-2023 at 01:46PM
Last Edit: 07-01-2023 at 01:52PM


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I am a fan of all things woodie and consider spotting an old wood panel station wagon a clear harbinger of good things to come.

This woodie Royal model P portable is quite a bit older than I thought when I purchased it from Goodwill - from 1929 instead of the 1940s as I imagined. I blew out a little dust and adjusted the ribbon and am pleased with the performance of this little guy! There is a little sticking of a few arms, but nothing prohibiting deliberate use of the machine. There seems to be a slight bend in the right carriage return lever, preventing it from fitting into its slot where it can act as a lever on the platten roller arm,. (I apologize for my freestyle use of terminology here.

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Patio good times with my Woodie Royal Model P
Patio good times with my Woodie Royal Model P

Rear high view of the Model P
Rear high view of the Model P

Rear view of Woodie, perhaps the retail sticker is from a resale event?
Rear view of Woodie, perhaps the retail sticker is from a resale event?

A close-up shows the detail and realism of the fake wood paint job on the 1929 Royal Model P.
A close-up shows the detail and realism of the fake wood paint job on the 1929 Royal Model P.

The easy to locate serial number of the model P is in a window on the top part of the back panel.
The easy to locate serial number of the model P is in a window on the top part of the back panel.

Hunter: Heather Hjorth (Weaklink)

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I collect a variety of mechanical marvels including accordions, pump organs, and typewriters. In addition to collecting, I enjoy cleaning the machines and learning to perform basic repairs.

My typewriter collection began with a 1950s-era Underwood DeLuxe, purchased in the 1990s. Several decades passed before the typewriter bug bit again. Now I live surrounded by a small army of manual machines, including a Blickenderfer No. 7, a tiny 3 bank Underwood (1923), a Smith-Corona Clipper, a handful of Remingtons, and others.

Typewriters let me commune with the memory of my mother. Mum was an amazing typist - a legal secretary at a white-shoe NYC law firm who could accurately type over 100 wpm. Later in life, she taught middle school - many subjects - but typing was her favorite. Unlike teaching English, there was no pile of unpaid papers to grade. Prior to the advent of word processors, her last typewriter was a hulking beast of an IBM Selectric.



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