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1933 Royal 10 Serial # 18-1588832 1933 Royal 10 typewriter, Serial # 18-1588832 James Grooms's 1933 Royal 10 typewriter. 2024-06-27 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1933 Royal 10 Serial # 18-1588832 When the portables let you down you can always count on a big standard with gear out back and lots of tab stops. This machine came out of a newspaper office. Maybe it was a special needs only machine due to the 6 cpi because it didn't get used much. It also had a broken mainspring so maybe it was parked for another day. After being passed around various antique dealers, it ended up in a storage shed by the door. I'd guess that during a hard rain it leaked because the rust demons were circling for her soul.

A 440 gave up it's mainspring, which accounts for the shinny one in the pics. The rust proved to be surface mostly and she was saved!

In 1938 Wade Harden "overhauled" this typewriter and left his name and date on the underside of the paper tray. I find him in the 1940 census as "typewriter mechanic."

1931 is first year for segment shift and an ad campaign as either Shift Freedom or Finger Stroke is launched. The beginning of the end for Underwood starts right here. How many years to ditch the carriage shift? Added detail of the ad so you can read it. From March to Oct of 31 Royal reps travelled the country doing this demo for "business girls" and a free Royal Portable with Vogue typeface for best entry.

1933 Royal 10 #18-1588832

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 06-18-2024 at 03:55PM
Last Edit: 06-27-2024 at 05:20AM


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When the portables let you down you can always count on a big standard with gear out back and lots of tab stops. This machine came out of a newspaper office. Maybe it was a special needs only machine due to the 6 cpi because it didn't get used much. It also had a broken mainspring so maybe it was parked for another day. After being passed around various antique dealers, it ended up in a storage shed by the door. I'd guess that during a hard rain it leaked because the rust demons were circling for her soul.

A 440 gave up it's mainspring, which accounts for the shinny one in the pics. The rust proved to be surface mostly and she was saved!

In 1938 Wade Harden "overhauled" this typewriter and left his name and date on the underside of the paper tray. I find him in the 1940 census as "typewriter mechanic."

1931 is first year for segment shift and an ad campaign as either Shift Freedom or Finger Stroke is launched. The beginning of the end for Underwood starts right here. How many years to ditch the carriage shift? Added detail of the ad so you can read it. From March to Oct of 31 Royal reps travelled the country doing this demo for "business girls" and a free Royal Portable with Vogue typeface for best entry.

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As with many, the bug is back there somewhere due to an Underwood No. 5. My grandfather was on a small town school board and used one for this. My parents had a yellow Royal Safari that I used to index card everything, including a beer can collection. Collection syndrome clue! The long dormant tic was activated when my neighbors left a Remington Quiet Riter on the curb when they moved in circa 2010, Yes a believe it or not story is next, when a Hermes 3000 comes home with the girlfriend from work for free. Yes, free! From there the addiction is full steam. And yes, I now have a No. 5. Typewriters are the perfect blend of using one's technical skills, history and functional purpose.



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