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1954 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # RA-2885425 1954 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter, Serial # RA-2885425 John Cooper's 1954 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter. 2019-08-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Cooper: 1954 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # RA-2885425 The seller noted: "I purchased this from a widow decades ago. Her husband had lost his right hand in the war and this was his typewriter. As shown in the pictures, some of the right side of the keyboard letter keys are extended for easier reach by the left hand." Typing with the left hand is in fact pretty easy on this keyboard--the raised tab and right shift keys are a stroke of genius--and I think I would be able to master the keyboard layout given two weeks' practice. I haven't been able to find an example of this layout anywhere else. The typewriter came with a Xerox copy of a manually drawn diagram of the keyboard layout, with UOEA marked as the home row.

I purchased this typewriter and gave it as a gift to a deserving recipient.

1954 Royal Quiet De Luxe #RA-2885425

Status: Sightings
Created: 03-02-2019 at 01:59PM
Last Edit: 08-02-2019 at 07:57AM


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The seller noted: "I purchased this from a widow decades ago. Her husband had lost his right hand in the war and this was his typewriter. As shown in the pictures, some of the right side of the keyboard letter keys are extended for easier reach by the left hand." Typing with the left hand is in fact pretty easy on this keyboard--the raised tab and right shift keys are a stroke of genius--and I think I would be able to master the keyboard layout given two weeks' practice. I haven't been able to find an example of this layout anywhere else. The typewriter came with a Xerox copy of a manually drawn diagram of the keyboard layout, with UOEA marked as the home row.

I purchased this typewriter and gave it as a gift to a deserving recipient.

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"fully standard keyboard"? Not quite.
"fully standard keyboard"? Not quite.

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