1940 Royal Varsity #D-139382
Status: My Collection
Created: 08-05-2015 at 09:13PM
Last Edit: 08-05-2015 at 09:16PM
Purchased at an estate sale near St. Louis, MO.
Case covering is pretty rough. Handle had been replaced with a bent metal coat hanger, which I removed.
Machine itself was just very dusty, with some cobwebs. May have been in an attic, as found bits of insulation inside. Platen pretty beat up, too.
It's very smooth and responsive when in use.
Hunter: John Robertson (JTRobertson)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I'm John (or J.T.) Robertson from St. Louis, MO. I'm a published author, and have always had an obsession with typewriters, starting with my Mom's Underwood when I was a kid.
Unfortunately Mom's old machine is gone, but in Aug. 2014 a friend gave me an incredibly dirty Oliver #9 found in her Grandma's basement. I cleaned it up and got it working, and in the process became a collector.
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