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1949 Royal KMG Serial # 3994423 1949 Royal KMG typewriter, Serial # 3994423 Lynn Johansen's 1949 Royal KMG typewriter. 2021-03-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Lynn Johansen: 1949 Royal KMG Serial # 3994423 Royal KMG desktop in working condition. Serial number 3994423 which dates to 1949.
Purchased at an antique shop in Westby WI on 3/4/21.
Typeface unique 9 CPI. Tombstone glass keys. Shift lock key was damaged and new paper created. Original glass and ring. Original platen and rollers. No issues with paper feed.

When cleaning the unit, many bright blue feathers were found under the type bars. It may have been used in theater productions, stored with costumes, etc. also evidence of it being dropped on right front frame that has crack. This doesn’t affect its function.

All features, tab, magic margins, escapement, ribbon and paper feed etc all working without flaw. It’s a very pleasant typer.

Passed on to a friend who lives off the grid in rural Hillsboro Wisconsin. He will enjoy communicating with friends through letters, and he writes music lyrics that will no doubt find their way now onto the page.

1949 Royal KMG #3994423

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Lynn Johansen (TEAPress)
Created: 03-07-2021 at 03:56PM
Last Edit: 03-20-2021 at 07:09AM


Description:

Royal KMG desktop in working condition. Serial number 3994423 which dates to 1949.
Purchased at an antique shop in Westby WI on 3/4/21.
Typeface unique 9 CPI. Tombstone glass keys. Shift lock key was damaged and new paper created. Original glass and ring. Original platen and rollers. No issues with paper feed.

When cleaning the unit, many bright blue feathers were found under the type bars. It may have been used in theater productions, stored with costumes, etc. also evidence of it being dropped on right front frame that has crack. This doesn’t affect its function.

All features, tab, magic margins, escapement, ribbon and paper feed etc all working without flaw. It’s a very pleasant typer.

Passed on to a friend who lives off the grid in rural Hillsboro Wisconsin. He will enjoy communicating with friends through letters, and he writes music lyrics that will no doubt find their way now onto the page.

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Hunter: Lynn Johansen (TEAPress)

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I have a passion for analog methods of putting words on paper. I own a letterpress shop that helps to fill this desire, but found typewriters also have a role in producing written materials with a value-added dimension. I'm drawn to working typewriters and renovate them as I am able. I'm pretty handy with things mechanical. Overall, I feel more like an enthusiast with a collection that will get used by design. I understand the temptation to buy them all, but I don't have a store to sell them in. I'm also no expert in repair, so it's a matter of finding the best typefaces and typing feel that helps me to get words on paper. Type on!



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