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1939 Royal Quiet Serial # A-822908 1939 Royal Quiet typewriter, Serial # A-822908 Mark Rice's 1939 Royal Quiet typewriter. 2022-04-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rice: 1939 Royal Quiet Serial # A-822908 Purchased off Facebook Marketplace in Oregon WI. I thought I was going there to buy a Royal Quiet DeLuxe. I opened the case and was disappointed to see it was just a "Quiet" model. The guy in his 50's said his mom used it in high school and it was in a storage shed and then in his garage a few years. Asking $30 - I offered $25/accepted. I looked it up later and found out this model is older and more rare - only made in 1938 to early 1939. The Quite and DeLuxe models were combined in 1939 making the "Royal Quiet DeLuxe" which was then made for decades.

1939 Royal Quiet #A-822908

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Rice (TypewriterNoob)
Created: 04-08-2022 at 07:59PM
Last Edit: 04-08-2022 at 08:03PM


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Purchased off Facebook Marketplace in Oregon WI. I thought I was going there to buy a Royal Quiet DeLuxe. I opened the case and was disappointed to see it was just a "Quiet" model. The guy in his 50's said his mom used it in high school and it was in a storage shed and then in his garage a few years. Asking $30 - I offered $25/accepted. I looked it up later and found out this model is older and more rare - only made in 1938 to early 1939. The Quite and DeLuxe models were combined in 1939 making the "Royal Quiet DeLuxe" which was then made for decades.

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Hunter: Mark Rice (TypewriterNoob)

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I'm over 60 now, but bought my first typewriter (a 1920's Underwood) when I was a teenager for $5.00. Unfortunately, I sold it 15 years later for $5.00 because I thought it was a useless, outdated boat anchor. Fast forward 35 years and I bought a Smith Corona Tabulator at a garage sale for $5.00 to show my grandchildren what a manual typewriter is and how it works. A couple years later, I bought an Oliver No. 9 at an antique store for $54 because of its interesting design. Within a month, I had spent over $1,000 and bought 16 more typewriters from a 1905 Remington No. 6 upstrike to an electric Olivetti Praxis 48.

I'm pretty handy, so my plan is to clean and repair them. I'll keep some for my private collection and sell others to support my new typewriter addiction.



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