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1938 Royal Mercury Serial # U74778 1938 Royal Mercury typewriter, Serial # U74778 James Gifford's 1938 Royal Mercury typewriter. 2017-12-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1938 Royal Mercury Serial # U74778 1938 Royal Mercury, model U. A basic yet lovely typer. Snappy. I love the wood wedges that hold the machine in place in the case. Apologies for the dark type sample. Couldn't get rid of the shadows without natural light.

1938 Royal Mercury #U74778

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-15-2017 at 08:04PM
Last Edit: 12-15-2017 at 08:05PM


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1938 Royal Mercury, model U. A basic yet lovely typer. Snappy. I love the wood wedges that hold the machine in place in the case. Apologies for the dark type sample. Couldn't get rid of the shadows without natural light.

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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