1932 Royal Signet #E9906
Status: My Collection
Created: 07-27-2019 at 01:15PM
Last Edit: 07-27-2019 at 01:19PM
Neat little Depression-era machine. All caps, sans serif typeface, no backspace, no left roller wheel. Made out of thinner metal than most and from what I've read the paint was thinly applied, but this machine, cosmetically, is a 9/10. Almost seems never to have been used. I found it in an antique mall in Victoria, British Columbia, and brought it back on the plane as my carry-on, with nary a glance from security.
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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