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1939 Royal Aristocrat Serial # B-889364 1939 Royal Aristocrat typewriter, Serial # B-889364 Mary Echevarria's 1939 Royal Aristocrat typewriter. 2015-06-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mary Echevarria: 1939 Royal Aristocrat Serial # B-889364 I found this one in a thrift shop in terrible shape: very dirty with a broken draw string. Worst of all: ten key tops had been chopped including the "Shift Freedom" keys.

I cleaned the typewriter and replaced the draw cord. I found reproduction typewriter key charms at a craft store that made pretty good replacement key tops and secured them with metal epoxy putty.

She cleaned up beautifully and types like a dream though the left margin is inconsistent. I still need to address a sticky ribbon vibrator - may need further cleaning or gentle bending.

1939 Royal Aristocrat #B-889364

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-08-2015 at 05:56PM
Last Edit: 06-08-2015 at 06:11PM


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I found this one in a thrift shop in terrible shape: very dirty with a broken draw string. Worst of all: ten key tops had been chopped including the "Shift Freedom" keys.

I cleaned the typewriter and replaced the draw cord. I found reproduction typewriter key charms at a craft store that made pretty good replacement key tops and secured them with metal epoxy putty.

She cleaned up beautifully and types like a dream though the left margin is inconsistent. I still need to address a sticky ribbon vibrator - may need further cleaning or gentle bending.

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The typewriter was very dirty when I brought her home
The typewriter was very dirty when I brought her home

Ten key tops were chopped from the typewriter including the square "shift freedom" keys
Ten key tops were chopped from the typewriter including the square "shift freedom" keys

replacement key tops made from craft store charms
replacement key tops made from craft store charms

Shift, Z and X keys are replacement key tops made from reproductions bought at a craft store
Shift, Z and X keys are replacement key tops made from reproductions bought at a craft store

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I'm a novice collector with a very small collection of mostly nonfunctional typewriters. I enjoy tinkering and repairs, so I am slowly but surely putting these typewriters back into service.



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