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1936 Royal KHM Serial # KHM-1863385 1936 Royal KHM typewriter, Serial # KHM-1863385 Jer Wal's 1936 Royal KHM typewriter. 2015-02-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jer Wal: 1936 Royal KHM Serial # KHM-1863385 I bought this for $30 at the estate sale of my neighbor. It looked ugly, sticky brown because of tobacco smoke residue. Lots of cleaning, however, showed that it is a black beauty underneath. Now it's the queen of my stable!
It uses an elite sized font. I had to reduce the draw tape tension considerably to fix the escapement jumps, and then I lightly sanded the platen to take down the ridges that had formed over the years. It has a wonderful touch, but it is not a very fast typer. I have to adopt the "rhythm" method of typing to keep the typebars from jamming.

1936 Royal KHM #KHM-1863385

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-23-2015 at 11:47AM
Last Edit: 02-23-2015 at 12:00PM


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I bought this for $30 at the estate sale of my neighbor. It looked ugly, sticky brown because of tobacco smoke residue. Lots of cleaning, however, showed that it is a black beauty underneath. Now it's the queen of my stable!
It uses an elite sized font. I had to reduce the draw tape tension considerably to fix the escapement jumps, and then I lightly sanded the platen to take down the ridges that had formed over the years. It has a wonderful touch, but it is not a very fast typer. I have to adopt the "rhythm" method of typing to keep the typebars from jamming.

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I love the gold Royal decal on the front nameplate!
I love the gold Royal decal on the front nameplate!



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