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1949 Royal Arrow Serial # C-1818618 1949 Royal Arrow typewriter, Serial # C-1818618 Mark Petersen's 1949 Royal Arrow typewriter. 2014-06-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Petersen: 1949 Royal Arrow Serial # C-1818618 To answer a question I have long had: yes, this machine is more like and nearly equal to the machines made before it than the ones made after it. Originally I did not like the looks of the '49, but seeing it in paint other than the dual grey two tone I admit it has grown on me somewhat. It certainly types like a dream.
I found it in an antique store in Salem, Virginia for $40 and it is in excellent mechanical order. It was full of WD-40 grime, but a little elbow grease has gotten the machine feeling as it should.
This machine is in part sponsored by Brad Sarno who graciously gave me a ribbon to try out which I put in this machine.

1949 Royal Arrow #C-1818618

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-10-2014 at 05:25PM
Last Edit: 06-10-2014 at 07:12PM


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To answer a question I have long had: yes, this machine is more like and nearly equal to the machines made before it than the ones made after it. Originally I did not like the looks of the '49, but seeing it in paint other than the dual grey two tone I admit it has grown on me somewhat. It certainly types like a dream.
I found it in an antique store in Salem, Virginia for $40 and it is in excellent mechanical order. It was full of WD-40 grime, but a little elbow grease has gotten the machine feeling as it should.
This machine is in part sponsored by Brad Sarno who graciously gave me a ribbon to try out which I put in this machine.

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I am an aspiring novelist and avid typewriter enthusiast from the New River Valley in Virginia. I am a proud Virginia Tech graduate with an education in creative writing. I use typewriters for all my writing and am working on a novel. I also do street poetry. I often can be found writing on one of my machines in downtown Blacksburg and enjoying a drink.
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