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1954 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # RA-2929078 1954 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter, Serial # RA-2929078 Mei Travis's 1954 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter. 2021-03-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 1954 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # RA-2929078 I purchased my third RQDL from ShopGoodwill.com in Traverse City, MI on Feb. 4, 2021, for $67 total, and received after the great AR snow storm. Then I cleaned and serviced it during Typewriter Club Live on Mar. 13-14.
I think the typewriter once belonged to Louise Schlief, born in 1937, currently in Arcadia MI, as I found some carbon copies of her May 1978 typings of secretarial notes for Warren Woods Tower High School PTC.

1954 Royal Quiet De Luxe #RA-2929078

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Created: 02-09-2021 at 12:59PM
Last Edit: 03-14-2021 at 04:09PM


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I purchased my third RQDL from ShopGoodwill.com in Traverse City, MI on Feb. 4, 2021, for $67 total, and received after the great AR snow storm. Then I cleaned and serviced it during Typewriter Club Live on Mar. 13-14.
I think the typewriter once belonged to Louise Schlief, born in 1937, currently in Arcadia MI, as I found some carbon copies of her May 1978 typings of secretarial notes for Warren Woods Tower High School PTC.

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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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