1024 Brands 2764 Models 15321 Galleries 9019 Typefaces 6273 Patents
Home » Royal » Speed King » 1939 #B-831533
1939 Royal Speed King Serial # B-831533 1939 Royal Speed King typewriter, Serial # B-831533 Mei Travis's 1939 Royal Speed King typewriter. 2021-09-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 1939 Royal Speed King Serial # B-831533 Received on Sep. 12, 2021 from an Ebay seller in Florida, it looks fantastic despite the inner filth. The front frame was warped but I was able to bend it back into shape. I got the bell working and loosened a few other operations, all of which can be watched on Typewriter Club Live the day I unboxed this. You can also see my frustration as I figured out that the wire connecting the ribbon selector to the vibrator adjuster is gone. I can easily switch the ribbon from underneath, but this typer will be a gift, so I've got another puzzle to solve.

1939 Royal Speed King #B-831533

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Created: 09-26-2021 at 11:08PM
Last Edit: 09-26-2021 at 11:16PM


Description:

Received on Sep. 12, 2021 from an Ebay seller in Florida, it looks fantastic despite the inner filth. The front frame was warped but I was able to bend it back into shape. I got the bell working and loosened a few other operations, all of which can be watched on Typewriter Club Live the day I unboxed this. You can also see my frustration as I figured out that the wire connecting the ribbon selector to the vibrator adjuster is gone. I can easily switch the ribbon from underneath, but this typer will be a gift, so I've got another puzzle to solve.

Typeface Specimen:

Links:

Photos:





Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)

Mei Travis's Typewriter Galleries [ My Collection ] [ My Sightings ]

Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 1007

During the quiet summer of 2020, I longed to use a typewriter again. After some online research and browsing, two Brother machines landed on my doorstep. A 1971 Montgomery Ward's Signature 511D and a creamy 1985 Sears ultraportable both ignited a fire I haven't felt in a long time. I quickly found Ted Munk, the Facebook groups, and the rest of the typewriter online community, where I learned how to fix them and appreciate them. By summer's end I had collected 20 typewriters to cure my pandemic blues. Now I'm obsessed about the different styles, the mechanics & repair, and their important history. Typewriters are an endless source of fascination as a literary medium, for creativity, a tinker-fest for machine geeks, and they still contribute to the economy. I truly enjoy learning how to bring mid-century or later typewriters back to life, even the electric ones, while completely in awe of the unique antiques that folks brilliantly restore. It warms my heart that there are others, and here we are sharing the same passions about typewriters together.



RESEARCH NOTE: When researching the Royal Speed King on a computer with lots of screen real estate, you may find that launching the Royal Serial Number page and the Royal Speed King By Model/Year/Serial page in new browser windows can give you interesting perspectives on changes throughout the model series.