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1941 Royal Varsity Serial # D88-184466 1941 Royal Varsity typewriter, Serial # D88-184466 John Abbott's 1941 Royal Varsity typewriter. 2020-02-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Abbott: 1941 Royal Varsity Serial # D88-184466 1089. Not sure what the "D88" stands for vs. just the "D" prefix on my other varsity. I, like so many others, have an appreciation for these prewar (WWII) portable typewriters. I find the simplicity and clean lines of this typewriter particularly pleasing. I also like that it looks like its bigger desktop versions.

1941 Royal Varsity #D88-184466

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-08-2020 at 09:51AM
Last Edit: 02-08-2020 at 10:28AM


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1089. Not sure what the "D88" stands for vs. just the "D" prefix on my other varsity. I, like so many others, have an appreciation for these prewar (WWII) portable typewriters. I find the simplicity and clean lines of this typewriter particularly pleasing. I also like that it looks like its bigger desktop versions.

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You can find the serial number on the back right side under the carriage, as shown in the photo.  You may have to move your margin to the right in order to move the carriage far enough.  You can also see it from the back without moving the carriage as far, but it is less visible and harder to get a good photo of it.
You can find the serial number on the back right side under the carriage, as shown in the photo. You may have to move your margin to the right in order to move the carriage far enough. You can also see it from the back without moving the carriage as far, but it is less visible and harder to get a good photo of it.







Hunter: John Abbott (TruckerGeek)

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I started my collection back in 2017 when I found a 1993 Brother WP-1250, which was very close to the typewriter I owned and used to write letters home while I was stationed in Korea serving in the US Air Force (I later discovered it was most likely the Brother WP-1150, so I picked that up). In 2018, my wife took me to one of the local antique store and I saw an old typewriter that caught my eye. My wife purchased it for me for Christmas (a 1932 Royal 10). My wife and I decided to limit my collection to 5 typewriters, so I need to sell off my surplus.



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