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1941 Royal Aristocrat Serial # B-1088906 1941 Royal Aristocrat typewriter, Serial # B-1088906 John Cooper's 1941 Royal Aristocrat typewriter. 2020-09-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Cooper: 1941 Royal Aristocrat Serial # B-1088906 This typewriter is identical to my 1946 and 1947 Quiet De Luxes, but for a piece of noise-dampening felt under the ribbon cover (it doesn't have it). When I first received it, the internals were so gummed up that the bars wouldn't hit the platen, nor would the carriage move. Mysteriously, that problem cleared up after two years' storage in an insulated attic, but I then found that the type was very far out of alignment, with the capital letters striking a full half line too low. I was able to fix that problem with the help of Ted Munk's page (see link), and the typewriter now works very well. It's not obviously noisier than a Quiet De Luxe, either!

1941 Royal Aristocrat #B-1088906

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-01-2018 at 10:02AM
Last Edit: 09-08-2020 at 06:22PM


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This typewriter is identical to my 1946 and 1947 Quiet De Luxes, but for a piece of noise-dampening felt under the ribbon cover (it doesn't have it). When I first received it, the internals were so gummed up that the bars wouldn't hit the platen, nor would the carriage move. Mysteriously, that problem cleared up after two years' storage in an insulated attic, but I then found that the type was very far out of alignment, with the capital letters striking a full half line too low. I was able to fix that problem with the help of Ted Munk's page (see link), and the typewriter now works very well. It's not obviously noisier than a Quiet De Luxe, either!

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