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1935 Royal O Serial # O-428038 1935 Royal O typewriter, Serial # O-428038 Tom Beauvais's 1935 Royal O typewriter. 2017-05-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tom Beauvais: 1935 Royal O Serial # O-428038 Michigan antique mall purchase. A real basket case. Seems like everything is seized up. Not a smidgen of lubrication anywhere. The carriage won't move to the left or right without a grinding noise. The platen won't move by turning the ends. The keybars are slow, some won't come up at all.
I only managed a bit of a typeface specimen by forcing the carriage and using carbon paper.
No longer own this machine.

1935 Royal O #O-428038

Status: Sightings
Created: 05-25-2017 at 05:47PM
Last Edit: 05-30-2017 at 06:24PM


Description:

Michigan antique mall purchase. A real basket case. Seems like everything is seized up. Not a smidgen of lubrication anywhere. The carriage won't move to the left or right without a grinding noise. The platen won't move by turning the ends. The keybars are slow, some won't come up at all.
I only managed a bit of a typeface specimen by forcing the carriage and using carbon paper.
No longer own this machine.

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Hunter: Tom Beauvais (TomA2Mich)

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Changed my collecting priorities to portables except the Olympia SG3 with the cyrillic keyboard and my Underwood No. 5--those beasts are too heavy. Sold my earlier typewriters to a friend. I had too many. I use carbon paper for typefaces when the machines have faint ribbons. I take photos with my Canon Powershot SX50HS (50x optical zoom and macro settings). I find it difficult doing typeface specimens since I use a Corsair K70 RGB gaming keyboard plugged into my 15-in Macbook. I got it solely for the deep key travel. I have fun hunting machines in antique malls in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.



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