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1947 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # A-1456803 1947 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter, Serial # A-1456803 Richard Bettes's 1947 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter. 2018-09-29 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Bettes: 1947 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # A-1456803 Here is still another 1947 Quiet De Luxe; this one belonged to my mother, and is in near mint condition. I just had the platen recovered, and it's been cleaned and adjusted to become my go-to machine for letter and card writing. Types like a dream. Only flaw I have found is that the shift-lock key is very close to the "A" key; put a key cap on the shift lock to help train myself not to hit it when I hit the "A" key.

1947 Royal Quiet De Luxe #A-1456803

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Richard Bettes (GramsRoyal)
Created: 09-29-2018 at 12:31PM
Last Edit: 09-29-2018 at 12:35PM


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Here is still another 1947 Quiet De Luxe; this one belonged to my mother, and is in near mint condition. I just had the platen recovered, and it's been cleaned and adjusted to become my go-to machine for letter and card writing. Types like a dream. Only flaw I have found is that the shift-lock key is very close to the "A" key; put a key cap on the shift lock to help train myself not to hit it when I hit the "A" key.

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Hunter: Richard Bettes (GramsRoyal)

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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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