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1946 Royal KMM Serial # KMM 18-3195690 1946 Royal KMM typewriter, Serial # KMM 18-3195690 James Gifford's 1946 Royal KMM typewriter. 2018-12-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1946 Royal KMM Serial # KMM 18-3195690 This Toronto-made machine with its 18" carriage takes up half my living room, so I tried to sell it for a while, first as a part of Toronto's history, and then as part of an "experience" (I photographed it with a glass of my finest scotch). I had no takers, so I've decided to keep it, which now goes for all of my brood, unless someone wants to make a trade. It's big and heavy but at 70 years old it works really well. Besides, I sold a Royal KMM with a standard carriage, for no reason other than I needed money to buy more typewriters, and I miss it. This one's just like it, on steroids.

1946 Royal KMM #KMM 18-3195690

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-06-2016 at 05:08PM
Last Edit: 12-24-2018 at 01:47PM


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This Toronto-made machine with its 18" carriage takes up half my living room, so I tried to sell it for a while, first as a part of Toronto's history, and then as part of an "experience" (I photographed it with a glass of my finest scotch). I had no takers, so I've decided to keep it, which now goes for all of my brood, unless someone wants to make a trade. It's big and heavy but at 70 years old it works really well. Besides, I sold a Royal KMM with a standard carriage, for no reason other than I needed money to buy more typewriters, and I miss it. This one's just like it, on steroids.

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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