1941 Royal Varsity #D-211367
Status: My Collection
Created: 04-23-2019 at 11:04AM
Last Edit: 05-13-2019 at 01:53PM
The Varsity is a minimalistic typewriter, no doubt about that. Here is what you won't find:
- a color selector
- a right margin stop
- a tabulator
- a paper guide
Or, in fact, any other fancy feature.
It is cute in its own way. It suffers a little by being carriage-shifted, which makes it a little more tiring to use compared to basket-shifted machines.
This machine types exceptionally cleanly. Somebody noted that the "a" is a little bit off.
The machine is in great condition. The trim around the ribbon cover is dull, however. I don't know if it used to be nicely nickeled or chromed, of if the dull finish was original.
I found this machine locally from a man who had read Tom Hanks's "Uncommon Type: Some Stories".
Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I started collecting my first pre-WW2 standard typewriters in 2017. Since then I have added a few machines to my collection, which now ranges from the 1890s to the 1970s. As of April 2019, I have more big standard (desktop) typewriters than portables, and a few standard electrics.
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