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1937 Royal Model O Serial # O614828 1937 Royal Model O typewriter, Serial # O614828 Anthony Mindling's 1937 Royal Model O typewriter. 2024-05-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Anthony Mindling: 1937 Royal Model O Serial # O614828 A major treasure in my collection, this was my grandfather, John Lewis Mindling's (1883-1965), typewriter. John was born on a farm in the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio. His parents were the children of immigrants from Germany in the 1840's. The typewriter is in excellent condition, having needed only a little oil on the platen, key cleaning, and flushing of the segment. John apparently treasured it also, as about the only mark on it is the section of worn paint on the frame in front of the space bar where he rested his left thumb. I acquired it from a cousin in April 2024.

1937 Royal Model O #O614828

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Anthony Mindling (tmindling)
Created: 05-14-2024 at 05:15PM
Last Edit: 05-14-2024 at 05:29PM


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A major treasure in my collection, this was my grandfather, John Lewis Mindling's (1883-1965), typewriter. John was born on a farm in the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio. His parents were the children of immigrants from Germany in the 1840's. The typewriter is in excellent condition, having needed only a little oil on the platen, key cleaning, and flushing of the segment. John apparently treasured it also, as about the only mark on it is the section of worn paint on the frame in front of the space bar where he rested his left thumb. I acquired it from a cousin in April 2024.

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Hunter: Anthony Mindling (tmindling)

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Almost at the same instant that the idea occurred to me of how much fun it might be for my children (7) and grandchildren (13) to get letters - real letters in the mail - i went digging through the dusty nether regions of our storage area to pull out my beloved 1957 Olympia SM3 Portable and the old Royal 10 I'd rescued from a neighbor's garbage can in the 1960's. Refurbishing them triggered a typewriter obsession. Don't tell my wife, but i believe there are now about 20 of them.

I love their looks, their intricate and precise mechanisms, and dinking around in the workshop tuning them up and bringing them back to life. i also, unfortunately, love the thrill of the hunt on eBay. But all of them are put to use for correspondence and my new hobby of decorated art letters. And sometimes they even inspire a bit of poetry.



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