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1953 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # RA-2648639 1953 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter, Serial # RA-2648639 John Munroe's 1953 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter. 2018-07-05 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1953 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # RA-2648639 "Grunt"

Dirt and grime and hardish rubber can't hide the simple elegance of this trooper. Everything works like it's supposed to, though with a thorough cleaning it will be more fun to use. The touch is that of a rough and ready field typer, hence the callsign. Smelled like a dungeon but a few days with a Downy dryer sheet in the case and it smells like whatever they're using in those. Love it!

1953 Royal Quiet De Luxe #RA-2648639

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-17-2018 at 01:40AM
Last Edit: 07-05-2018 at 05:20PM


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"Grunt"

Dirt and grime and hardish rubber can't hide the simple elegance of this trooper. Everything works like it's supposed to, though with a thorough cleaning it will be more fun to use. The touch is that of a rough and ready field typer, hence the callsign. Smelled like a dungeon but a few days with a Downy dryer sheet in the case and it smells like whatever they're using in those. Love it!

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At first I thought the s/n had been removed! A light told me different.
At first I thought the s/n had been removed! A light told me different.

















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From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.



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