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1931 Royal P Serial # P88-297073 1931 Royal P typewriter, Serial # P88-297073 Geir Kihle Hanssen's 1931 Royal P typewriter. 2024-01-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Geir Kihle Hanssen: 1931 Royal P Serial # P88-297073 A wonderful condition Royal P of the second generation design in glossy black. It is the '88'-model, meaning it has a couple of extra keys, which is probably mainly an export model as other countries outside of the USA had needs for an expanded keyboard. Bought from a man in Tønsberg, Norway who was clearing out his late parents' attic and found this there. The platen tells a story of a machine that was used a lot, but everything else on the machine makes it seem very well cared for.

1931 Royal P #P88-297073

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)
Created: 01-16-2024 at 05:12AM
Last Edit: 01-16-2024 at 05:13AM


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A wonderful condition Royal P of the second generation design in glossy black. It is the '88'-model, meaning it has a couple of extra keys, which is probably mainly an export model as other countries outside of the USA had needs for an expanded keyboard. Bought from a man in Tønsberg, Norway who was clearing out his late parents' attic and found this there. The platen tells a story of a machine that was used a lot, but everything else on the machine makes it seem very well cared for.

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Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)

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I am a Norwegian fellow who enjoys tinkering and fixing up typewriters. One day I decided I wanted a typewriter to write letters on. I bought one that turned out not to work. I got annoyed and decided I should be able to figure out what was wrong and fix it. I did it, but the rush of successfully mending such an intricate machine was like a drug. I wanted more. I decided I would try to buy non-functioning, but pretty machines, fix them and sell them before repeating the process. What I didn't expect was that I would fall in love with the machines I fix so now I suddenly find myself a bit of a collector.



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