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1932 Royal Signet Senior Serial # ES17228 1932 Royal Signet Senior typewriter, Serial # ES17228 John Munroe's 1932 Royal Signet Senior typewriter. 2018-08-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1932 Royal Signet Senior Serial # ES17228 "Signet"

This well-preserved typer is odd in that its color is blue/green like the SIgnets, its serial number begins with ES like the Signet Juniors, but its decal reads Royal SIgnet Senior. Go figure! Number matches 1932. Case in great shape with original key, although the latch is damaged in a way that doesn't impede function, and one of the two cushions in the side of the case is missing. Can't wait to get a new ribbon on this and get typing!

1932 Royal Signet Senior #ES17228

Status: My Collection
Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)
Created: 10-10-2017 at 08:11PM
Last Edit: 08-14-2018 at 08:08AM


Description:

"Signet"

This well-preserved typer is odd in that its color is blue/green like the SIgnets, its serial number begins with ES like the Signet Juniors, but its decal reads Royal SIgnet Senior. Go figure! Number matches 1932. Case in great shape with original key, although the latch is damaged in a way that doesn't impede function, and one of the two cushions in the side of the case is missing. Can't wait to get a new ribbon on this and get typing!

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The feed rollers appear to be the main problem - I'll try cleaning them but they do appear to be a bit flattened and don't move without coercion.
The feed rollers appear to be the main problem - I'll try cleaning them but they do appear to be a bit flattened and don't move without coercion.









No ribbon selector. I just happened to have a good ribbon loaded up to replace the old one while I respool it with purple. :-D
No ribbon selector. I just happened to have a good ribbon loaded up to replace the old one while I respool it with purple. :-D












Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)

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From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.



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