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1950 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # AG-2144263 1950 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter, Serial # AG-2144263 Christopher Bailey's 1950 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter. 2023-06-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Christopher Bailey: 1950 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # AG-2144263 From the first year of production of this model, this is a typewriter that has obviously had adventures. But it writes well, as long as I respect its quirks.

1950 Royal Quiet De Luxe #AG-2144263

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Christopher Bailey (cbaile19)
Created: 06-09-2023 at 08:36AM
Last Edit: 06-09-2023 at 08:44AM


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From the first year of production of this model, this is a typewriter that has obviously had adventures. But it writes well, as long as I respect its quirks.

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Either someone had ferocious fingernails or these keys have been chewed by rats.
Either someone had ferocious fingernails or these keys have been chewed by rats.

Think of the work Cicero could have got done if he’d had a Royal.
Think of the work Cicero could have got done if he’d had a Royal.


Move the carriage all the way to the right to find a little window filled with eraser crumbs, under which is the serial number. (The AG- prefix is in the shadow at left.)
Move the carriage all the way to the right to find a little window filled with eraser crumbs, under which is the serial number. (The AG- prefix is in the shadow at left.)


The rear decal is in pretty good shape, considering how much this typewriter has been through.
The rear decal is in pretty good shape, considering how much this typewriter has been through.

It’s a tribute to the solidity of the case that the outside looks like this, but the typewriter inside still works. Through all its adventures, previous owners preserved the key to this case, which is still inside it.
It’s a tribute to the solidity of the case that the outside looks like this, but the typewriter inside still works. Through all its adventures, previous owners preserved the key to this case, which is still inside it.

Hunter: Christopher Bailey (cbaile19)

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I’m a writer who often writes with a typewriter to get away from the computer for a while. I think I became a typewriter collector when I bought my typewriters some industrial-grade wheeled steel shelving from a restaurant supply house. Before that I was just an accumulator, but now I’ve spent more on shelves than on all the typewriters put together. (They were all cheap.)

I have steel pens, too, which I also write with regularly. Both collections started at the same moment in 1990, at the liquidation of the head offices of the old G. C. Murphy five-and-dime chain, where I bought a Woodstock typewriter, two gross of Esterbrook Jackson Stub pens, and three bottles of Carter’s green ink.



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