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1953 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # AG-2395632 1953 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter, Serial # AG-2395632 Michael Hoehne's 1953 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter. 2020-05-17 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1953 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # AG-2395632 This had that white "deposit" on keytops (not really a "deposit" but an exudate of plasticizer from within the keytops). I used to clean these with a good scrubbing with alcohol, but recently discovered that an adhesive-residue-remover called, in the US, Goo-Gone works much faster against this stuff. A few minutes washing with it on a paper towel and cotton buds to get the sides and backs, and it is no longer repulsive. Then I polish with Simichrome and finish with a paste wax.

Royal Quiet De Luxes sure type nice.

1953 Royal Quiet De Luxe #AG-2395632

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-30-2014 at 10:34PM
Last Edit: 05-17-2020 at 04:01PM


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This had that white "deposit" on keytops (not really a "deposit" but an exudate of plasticizer from within the keytops). I used to clean these with a good scrubbing with alcohol, but recently discovered that an adhesive-residue-remover called, in the US, Goo-Gone works much faster against this stuff. A few minutes washing with it on a paper towel and cotton buds to get the sides and backs, and it is no longer repulsive. Then I polish with Simichrome and finish with a paste wax.

Royal Quiet De Luxes sure type nice.

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The keyboard after cleaning but before waxing.
The keyboard after cleaning but before waxing.

Keyboard half cleaned---right side untouched, left side after about five minutes swabbing with Goo-Gone, which is marketed as an adhesive-residue-remover.
Keyboard half cleaned---right side untouched, left side after about five minutes swabbing with Goo-Gone, which is marketed as an adhesive-residue-remover.






The tweed-pattern case must have been gorgeous when it was new.
The tweed-pattern case must have been gorgeous when it was new.

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