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1941 Royal KMM Serial # KMM 2852847 1941 Royal KMM typewriter, Serial # KMM 2852847 Richard Bettes's 1941 Royal KMM typewriter. 2018-08-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Bettes: 1941 Royal KMM Serial # KMM 2852847 This one is definitely a project. While it looks like it is in great shape, the truth turned out to be different. Something built a nest in the type basket, so there is a lot of crud to clean out. On the bright side, it is 100 percent complete, and there is no discernible rust or corrosion, so once it is cleaned it should look and type like new .
Okay, I finally got the beast cleaned up and typing nicely. Totally different feel than a portable, but one I like. All it needs now is some new sound deadening material to replace what the chipmunks used to build their nest, and the platen could use resurfacing. Otherwise, it is in excellent mechanical condition.

1941 Royal KMM #KMM 2852847

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-12-2018 at 05:04PM
Last Edit: 08-25-2018 at 12:45PM


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This one is definitely a project. While it looks like it is in great shape, the truth turned out to be different. Something built a nest in the type basket, so there is a lot of crud to clean out. On the bright side, it is 100 percent complete, and there is no discernible rust or corrosion, so once it is cleaned it should look and type like new .
Okay, I finally got the beast cleaned up and typing nicely. Totally different feel than a portable, but one I like. All it needs now is some new sound deadening material to replace what the chipmunks used to build their nest, and the platen could use resurfacing. Otherwise, it is in excellent mechanical condition.

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I am a retired printer going back to letterpress and hot type days, and just recently have begun collecting. I have acquired four typewriters so far, ranging from the 30's to the 60's; two Royals and two Smith-Coronas (well, almost two--one is a Sears Tower Commander). I love working on small machinery, and have been known to do a bit of woodworking occasionally. Also play guitar and mandolin and have been spotted at picnics and barbecues playing in string bands (Americana). I think old cars are great as well.
I don't have a preference for a specific style or date of typewriter yet, but seem drawn to mid-century portables. I'd like to try a few desktops to complement my writing, but we'll see what the budget and my wife's sanity can tolerate.



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