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1952 Royal Keystone Serial # RC2561576 1952 Royal Keystone typewriter, Serial # RC2561576 Currie Russell's 1952 Royal Keystone typewriter. 2021-01-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Currie Russell: 1952 Royal Keystone Serial # RC2561576 Well this acquisition was interesting. I think Kijiji seller originally posted it for $40. When I went to look at it, it smelled horrible and was just a basic Royal that I'd never heard of, so figured I'd pass. Seller just wanted rid of it - she was like just take it. But I couldn't do that because she looked like she needed money, so settled on ten bucks. What was I going to do with this? Cleaned it out and set it out in the sun for several days which got rid of the smell and it ain't half bad, I have to say. Made in Canada, run of the mill Royal. It's no QDL, but it gets the job done. Just needs a little love.

1952 Royal Keystone #RC2561576

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-23-2021 at 04:44PM
Last Edit: 01-23-2021 at 04:46PM


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Well this acquisition was interesting. I think Kijiji seller originally posted it for $40. When I went to look at it, it smelled horrible and was just a basic Royal that I'd never heard of, so figured I'd pass. Seller just wanted rid of it - she was like just take it. But I couldn't do that because she looked like she needed money, so settled on ten bucks. What was I going to do with this? Cleaned it out and set it out in the sun for several days which got rid of the smell and it ain't half bad, I have to say. Made in Canada, run of the mill Royal. It's no QDL, but it gets the job done. Just needs a little love.

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Carriage return lever has seen a lot of use!
Carriage return lever has seen a lot of use!

Looking good on the inside!
Looking good on the inside!

Leave me in the sun to get the stink out
Leave me in the sun to get the stink out

I am serial, and don't call me Shirley.
I am serial, and don't call me Shirley.

Hunter: Currie Russell (Airportguy)

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My father brought with him a Hermes Rocket when he emigrated from the UK to Canada in 1967 and I remember playing with it as a kid. This memory was reignited while I was in Montreal for work this past February and came across a stationery shop that had five typewriters in the window. When I got home, I went on the hunt for my first typewriter - caught the bug and haven't stopped!



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