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1953 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # RA-2629946 1953 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter, Serial # RA-2629946 Mei Travis's 1953 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter. 2021-03-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 1953 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # RA-2629946 RQDL #7 in a two-tone brown in Pica came via SGW Appleton, WI on March 21, 2021, nicely packed. The details are a bit scruffy but the body paint is excellent. The shifting of the lowercase is screwed up, and won't raise any higher with adjustment screws at maximum, so off I go to investigate another typewriter.

1953 Royal Quiet De Luxe #RA-2629946

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Created: 03-22-2021 at 08:11PM
Last Edit: 03-22-2021 at 10:05PM


Description:

RQDL #7 in a two-tone brown in Pica came via SGW Appleton, WI on March 21, 2021, nicely packed. The details are a bit scruffy but the body paint is excellent. The shifting of the lowercase is screwed up, and won't raise any higher with adjustment screws at maximum, so off I go to investigate another typewriter.

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My two brown Picas RQDL's:
1954 on left, this 1953 two-tone on right
My two brown Picas RQDL's: 1954 on left, this 1953 two-tone on right


Bending this metal tab adjusts when the shifting trips.
Bending this metal tab adjusts when the shifting trips.


Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)

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Out of the blue in the summer of 2020, I really wanted a typewriter again, so after some online research and browsing, two Brother machines landed on my doorstep. A pastel blue 1971 Montgomery Ward's Signature 511D and a creamy 1985 Sears ultraportable both ignited a fire I haven't felt in a long time. I quickly found Ted Munk, the Facebook groups, and the rest of the typewriter online community, where I learned how to fix them and appreciate them. By summer's end I had collected 20 typewriters to cure my 2020 pandemic blues. Now I'm obsessed about all the different styles, every aspect of the mechanics, and their important history. Typewriters are an endless source of fascination as a literary medium, for creativity, a tinker-fest for machine geeks, and still contribute to the economy. I truly enjoy learning how to bring mid-century or later typewriters back to life, even the electric ones, while completely in awe of the unique antiques that folks brilliantly restore. It warms my heart that there are others, and here we are sharing the same passions about typewriters together.



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