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1937 Royal KHM Serial # KHM2144948 1937 Royal KHM typewriter, Serial # KHM2144948 Robert Walker's 1937 Royal KHM typewriter. 2022-11-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Robert Walker: 1937 Royal KHM Serial # KHM2144948 My KHM is the oldest Royal typewriter in my collection. It was a free ”bonus” typewriter acquired from a private seller who sold me a non-repairable Remington 10 for $10 that I bought to salvage parts for my Remington 6. The KHM didn’t work at all, but with some mechanical adjustments and a lot of cleaning and lubrication, I restored it to a fair degree of functionality.

1937 Royal KHM #KHM2144948

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Robert Walker (walker923)
Created: 11-26-2022 at 06:25AM
Last Edit: 11-26-2022 at 07:54AM


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My KHM is the oldest Royal typewriter in my collection. It was a free ”bonus” typewriter acquired from a private seller who sold me a non-repairable Remington 10 for $10 that I bought to salvage parts for my Remington 6. The KHM didn’t work at all, but with some mechanical adjustments and a lot of cleaning and lubrication, I restored it to a fair degree of functionality.

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Hunter: Robert Walker (walker923)

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I bought my first typewriter in 1974 (a used 1940s Royal) as a college freshman English major, and my first new typewriter a couple of years later (a 197X Smith-Corona 2200) as my career goal settled into journalism. We used typewriters in newspaper work until the early 1980s, when computers took over the world of journalism. My typewriters went away, and my career evolved into public relations and marketing communications. As I grew older, I developed a nostalgic longing for a typewriter to reconnect with my early years. It got partially quenched a few years ago when my older sister gave me custody of her 1967 Olympia SM-9, which she received as a high school graduation present from our parents in 1969. But eventually I wanted something to reflect my personal typewriter past, so I obtained a 1946 Royal Quiet DeLuxe and a Smith-Corona 2200. That start in collecting led me into many estate sales and the mysteries of eBay/ Facebook Marketplace, where other treasures awaited discovery.



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