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1931 Royal 10 Serial # 18-1507693 1931 Royal 10 typewriter, Serial # 18-1507693 Michael Hoehne's 1931 Royal 10 typewriter. 2015-03-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1931 Royal 10 Serial # 18-1507693 I'm not sure this is a Model 10 so if anyone can ID it better, please do. It has a full 18" of platen width. Note that the frame is not just a regular Royal frame, but it has extra bosses cast into the sides to mount the carriage support extensions. The windows look longer, too, though i haven't measured them yet.

While it is not unduly heavy, it is easiest to pick it up by the carriage supports like an Oliver.

The biggest problem right now is that it punches serious holes in the ribbon, even though the ribbon is advancing just fine. I'll post a type sample when the ribbon works better.

1931 Royal 10 #18-1507693

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-05-2014 at 08:04PM
Last Edit: 03-22-2015 at 07:17PM


Description:

I'm not sure this is a Model 10 so if anyone can ID it better, please do. It has a full 18" of platen width. Note that the frame is not just a regular Royal frame, but it has extra bosses cast into the sides to mount the carriage support extensions. The windows look longer, too, though i haven't measured them yet.

While it is not unduly heavy, it is easiest to pick it up by the carriage supports like an Oliver.

The biggest problem right now is that it punches serious holes in the ribbon, even though the ribbon is advancing just fine. I'll post a type sample when the ribbon works better.

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A view of the carriage support mounting bosses. Note also the sheet metal edging around the base.
A view of the carriage support mounting bosses. Note also the sheet metal edging around the base.

Tabs at the ready! You don't want to press the spacebar all the way across this platen!
Tabs at the ready! You don't want to press the spacebar all the way across this platen!


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