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1954 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # RA-2792001 1954 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter, Serial # RA-2792001 Mei Travis's 1954 Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter. 2021-05-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 1954 Royal Quiet De Luxe Serial # RA-2792001 Here's my eighth Royal QDL, all the same edition with the interesting carriage tension control, received Mar. 22, 2021 from SGW in Richmond, VA. They did an awesome packing job though initially they sent me the wrong typer, a plastic electric typebar 1970s Smith-Corona that they let me have. The RQDL is in spectacular cosmetic condition, maybe the best in my collection, but really dirty inside. Most of my favorite typers have camouflage colors, so I like to pretend they're my little army of highly calibrated writing machines.

1954 Royal Quiet De Luxe #RA-2792001

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Created: 03-22-2021 at 03:01PM
Last Edit: 05-18-2021 at 01:02PM


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Here's my eighth Royal QDL, all the same edition with the interesting carriage tension control, received Mar. 22, 2021 from SGW in Richmond, VA. They did an awesome packing job though initially they sent me the wrong typer, a plastic electric typebar 1970s Smith-Corona that they let me have. The RQDL is in spectacular cosmetic condition, maybe the best in my collection, but really dirty inside. Most of my favorite typers have camouflage colors, so I like to pretend they're my little army of highly calibrated writing machines.

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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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