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1949 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # A-1870674R 1949 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter, Serial # A-1870674R Tas Kyprianou's 1949 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter. 2024-05-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1949 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # A-1870674R "People" say you should never meet your heroes. I disagree; but this time it would seem "they" were right. This is a horrid machine. All the tight, precise, lovely typing action is utterly missing from this fella. I feel it was heavy-handedly used (look at all the cracked keytops) and certainly lived in a smoker's household (see before and after shots of the bodywork). However, I adore the shape, but despite having six other Royals that are brilliant typers, this one is the rough among the diamonds. I'll be passing it on to a friend as a parts machine.

1949 Royal Quiet De Luxe #A-1870674R

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 05-14-2024 at 09:33AM
Last Edit: 05-15-2024 at 07:13AM


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"People" say you should never meet your heroes. I disagree; but this time it would seem "they" were right. This is a horrid machine. All the tight, precise, lovely typing action is utterly missing from this fella. I feel it was heavy-handedly used (look at all the cracked keytops) and certainly lived in a smoker's household (see before and after shots of the bodywork). However, I adore the shape, but despite having six other Royals that are brilliant typers, this one is the rough among the diamonds. I'll be passing it on to a friend as a parts machine.

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Look at that spacebar. Phwoar.
Look at that spacebar. Phwoar.







Eeeew
Eeeew




Cleaned up nicely.
Cleaned up nicely.


























Someone's had a terrible go at cleaning the platen. Badly scarred.
Someone's had a terrible go at cleaning the platen. Badly scarred.



The bell ringing mechanism. Still works.
The bell ringing mechanism. Still works.




My Underwood Universal has a similar feel to this QDL but its keys are 23million times nicer.
My Underwood Universal has a similar feel to this QDL but its keys are 23million times nicer.

PICA typeface.
PICA typeface.

Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 4144

UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - My first machine was an Everest Mod 90 that I bought after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
My collection now consists of 41 machines.

My absolute favourite remains (just) my 1939 Royal KMM. For me, it's both the prettiest and the "warmest" to type on. It has "Majik" (with a nod to Sandy1)
I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have amassed such a beautiful bunch.



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