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1951 Royal KMG Serial # KMG-4674814 1951 Royal KMG typewriter, Serial # KMG-4674814 John A's 1951 Royal KMG typewriter. 2020-01-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John A: 1951 Royal KMG Serial # KMG-4674814 Got this at a local flea market for $15.

Was disgusting when I got it, and was brown, with chalk markings on the ribbon cover. Almost fully taken apart (Did not have a reason to remove key levers), degreased, polished, and cleaned (Note: Use scrubbing bubbles (green bottle) for cleaning the crinkle paint). Fully adjusted/serviced, and most of all, nice and clean. New platen and cotton ribbon.

One must fully clean a KMG to really appreciate it. This is really the only one I have seen fully cleaned up. The paint sparkles in person. They type like a watered down very well serviced Underwood 5. It is a shame more people don't fully clean them and leave them yellow and grimy.

All the rubber on it (besides the platen) is very soft still.

1951 Royal KMG #KMG-4674814

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-26-2020 at 12:32PM
Last Edit: 01-26-2020 at 12:32PM


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Got this at a local flea market for $15.

Was disgusting when I got it, and was brown, with chalk markings on the ribbon cover. Almost fully taken apart (Did not have a reason to remove key levers), degreased, polished, and cleaned (Note: Use scrubbing bubbles (green bottle) for cleaning the crinkle paint). Fully adjusted/serviced, and most of all, nice and clean. New platen and cotton ribbon.

One must fully clean a KMG to really appreciate it. This is really the only one I have seen fully cleaned up. The paint sparkles in person. They type like a watered down very well serviced Underwood 5. It is a shame more people don't fully clean them and leave them yellow and grimy.

All the rubber on it (besides the platen) is very soft still.

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Typewriter collector with deep hatred for grime, usually meaning any new acquisition results in being torn apart by the next day to be cleaned and put back together.



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