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1951 Royal KMG Serial # KMG-4632648 1951 Royal KMG typewriter, Serial # KMG-4632648 Brenton Beck's 1951 Royal KMG typewriter. 2023-11-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brenton Beck: 1951 Royal KMG Serial # KMG-4632648 This machine entered my life because I received a phone call from my significant other while at a local thrift store:
"there's a Royal here on the good stuff counter with a sans-serif typeface."
"Sure, why not?"
I broke a personal rule, of "No desktops" because they're hard to find a place to keep.
This machine isn't much of a looker. It has an unknown past, and there's some surface rust here and there, but nothing substantial, and nothing keeping it from functioning as it should. It needed a drawband repair and the ribbon was completely dry.
Fortunately the majority of its grime came off, and what was left was this workhorse, the typeface is VERY small, and what Royal calls "Small Double Gothic"

1951 Royal KMG #KMG-4632648

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Brenton Beck (ProblemUnit)
Created: 11-19-2023 at 08:56PM
Last Edit: 11-19-2023 at 08:57PM


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This machine entered my life because I received a phone call from my significant other while at a local thrift store:
"there's a Royal here on the good stuff counter with a sans-serif typeface."
"Sure, why not?"
I broke a personal rule, of "No desktops" because they're hard to find a place to keep.
This machine isn't much of a looker. It has an unknown past, and there's some surface rust here and there, but nothing substantial, and nothing keeping it from functioning as it should. It needed a drawband repair and the ribbon was completely dry.
Fortunately the majority of its grime came off, and what was left was this workhorse, the typeface is VERY small, and what Royal calls "Small Double Gothic"

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Hunter: Brenton Beck (ProblemUnit)

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