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1949 Royal KMG Serial # KMG-4052983 1949 Royal KMG typewriter, Serial # KMG-4052983 James Gifford's 1949 Royal KMG typewriter. 2017-01-29 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1949 Royal KMG Serial # KMG-4052983 A nice find at a country auction. They started the bidding as I walked in the door and I jumped in from twenty feet away only knowing it was a loyal Royal and nothing else. My opponent tapped out at $32, which is good, because I was at my limit for a machine I'd never laid fingers on. Fortunately, the typewriter is in working condition, and with some cleaning and a new ribbon will make for a nice piece. I know the database lists grey as the colour, but this looks more industrial green to me, though it looks grey in the photos.

1949 Royal KMG #KMG-4052983

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Created: 01-29-2017 at 10:45AM
Last Edit: 01-29-2017 at 10:47AM


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A nice find at a country auction. They started the bidding as I walked in the door and I jumped in from twenty feet away only knowing it was a loyal Royal and nothing else. My opponent tapped out at $32, which is good, because I was at my limit for a machine I'd never laid fingers on. Fortunately, the typewriter is in working condition, and with some cleaning and a new ribbon will make for a nice piece. I know the database lists grey as the colour, but this looks more industrial green to me, though it looks grey in the photos.

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Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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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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