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1939 Royal O Serial # O-821360 1939 Royal O typewriter, Serial # O-821360 Mark Schrad's 1939 Royal O typewriter. 2024-06-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Schrad: 1939 Royal O Serial # O-821360 What a weird little machine. At 821360, this Royal O is about one year and 50k typewriters AFTER the Royal O was supposedly discontinued. Something seemed off about it even before checking the serial numbers: the glass keytops have a feel unlike other Royal Os and Ps of the day. Weird.

Anyway, I got this Royal O in June of 2024 as part of a lot of typewriters purchased from fellow typewriter enthusiast Sheryl Oring, Dean of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

1939 Royal O #O-821360

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Schrad (MLSchrad)
Created: 06-07-2024 at 05:08PM
Last Edit: 06-09-2024 at 01:07PM


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What a weird little machine. At 821360, this Royal O is about one year and 50k typewriters AFTER the Royal O was supposedly discontinued. Something seemed off about it even before checking the serial numbers: the glass keytops have a feel unlike other Royal Os and Ps of the day. Weird.

Anyway, I got this Royal O in June of 2024 as part of a lot of typewriters purchased from fellow typewriter enthusiast Sheryl Oring, Dean of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

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Hunter: Mark Schrad (MLSchrad)

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Professor of Political Science and Director of Russian Area Studies at Villanova University. Writes about alcohol politics, Russia, and international law when not refurbishing old typewriters.



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