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1931 Royal 10 Serial # SX-1489473 1931 Royal 10 typewriter, Serial # SX-1489473 John Abbott's 1931 Royal 10 typewriter. 2020-02-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Abbott: 1931 Royal 10 Serial # SX-1489473 1098. My wife and I picked this up from a local estate sale.

In the article "How to Identify a Royal Typewriter" (link provided) it confirmed by fear that this has been painted at some point (the article states that all of the Royals up to 1950 we black). I actually thought this was a much later and a different model where it was more plausible that it would not be black. It was not until I noticed the single side panels (plastic not glass--and one is cracked) that I realized it was a Royal 10.

Unless I can find some evidence that this was made for the Military or something, to explain why it is the wrong color, then I will likely use it as a parts machine.

1931 Royal 10 #SX-1489473

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-08-2020 at 12:26PM
Last Edit: 02-08-2020 at 12:38PM


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1098. My wife and I picked this up from a local estate sale.

In the article "How to Identify a Royal Typewriter" (link provided) it confirmed by fear that this has been painted at some point (the article states that all of the Royals up to 1950 we black). I actually thought this was a much later and a different model where it was more plausible that it would not be black. It was not until I noticed the single side panels (plastic not glass--and one is cracked) that I realized it was a Royal 10.

Unless I can find some evidence that this was made for the Military or something, to explain why it is the wrong color, then I will likely use it as a parts machine.

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I started my collection back in 2017 when I found a 1993 Brother WP-1250, which was very close to the typewriter I owned and used to write letters home while I was stationed in Korea serving in the US Air Force (I later discovered it was most likely the Brother WP-1150, so I picked that up). In 2018, my wife took me to one of the local antique store and I saw an old typewriter that caught my eye. My wife purchased it for me for Christmas (a 1932 Royal 10). My wife and I decided to limit my collection to 5 typewriters, so I need to sell off my surplus.



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