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1946 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # A-1241980 1946 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter, Serial # A-1241980 Jacob Gilliam's 1946 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter. 2018-09-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jacob Gilliam: 1946 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # A-1241980 I found this machine at a thrift store in the Gladstone, MO Red Racks. It was just like I remember most things over 40 years old: smells like smoke and mold. But I had to have it. I've wanted a typewriter as a fun thing to see and do (and own) for a while, and for $30? Yeah, why not?

This unit took a lot of adjustment and playing to get working right, but I learned so much while figuring it out that I got hooked. In less than a month, I have 11 typewriters that will all be posted soon!

Now that I've worked on several more typewriters with great success, I can tell with my typeface specimen that I didn't adjust it well. I guess that's my next project!

1946 Royal Quiet De Luxe #A-1241980

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-19-2018 at 10:13PM
Last Edit: 09-10-2018 at 07:03PM


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I found this machine at a thrift store in the Gladstone, MO Red Racks. It was just like I remember most things over 40 years old: smells like smoke and mold. But I had to have it. I've wanted a typewriter as a fun thing to see and do (and own) for a while, and for $30? Yeah, why not?

This unit took a lot of adjustment and playing to get working right, but I learned so much while figuring it out that I got hooked. In less than a month, I have 11 typewriters that will all be posted soon!

Now that I've worked on several more typewriters with great success, I can tell with my typeface specimen that I didn't adjust it well. I guess that's my next project!

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RQDL from rear
RQDL from rear

RQDL in its case
RQDL in its case

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