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1934 Royal Signet Serial # E27777 1934 Royal Signet typewriter, Serial # E27777 Alan Seaver's 1934 Royal Signet typewriter. 2014-07-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Alan Seaver: 1934 Royal Signet Serial # E27777 The Signet was a monoface Depression-era portable priced at $29.50 at a time when most portable typewriters sold for around $60. It sold well, but dealers were reluctant to carry it, for it undercut rebuilt portables priced at $30-35, as well as dealers' rental business.

Only four months after the Signet's July, 1932, debut, the dual-case Signet Senior was announced. It immediately outsold the Signet, though the latter evidently continued to be manufactured in small numbers as late as 1934.

1934 Royal Signet #E27777

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-15-2014 at 11:20AM
Last Edit: 07-15-2014 at 11:20AM


Description:

The Signet was a monoface Depression-era portable priced at $29.50 at a time when most portable typewriters sold for around $60. It sold well, but dealers were reluctant to carry it, for it undercut rebuilt portables priced at $30-35, as well as dealers' rental business.

Only four months after the Signet's July, 1932, debut, the dual-case Signet Senior was announced. It immediately outsold the Signet, though the latter evidently continued to be manufactured in small numbers as late as 1934.

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