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1956 Royal Royalite Serial # RL 3323797 1956 Royal Royalite typewriter, Serial # RL 3323797 Nicholas West's 1956 Royal Royalite typewriter. 2023-02-03 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Nicholas West: 1956 Royal Royalite Serial # RL 3323797 I bought this on Shop Goodwill, because I love the look of it. It dates from September 1956. It came with the original maroon fake leather case. The machine was in very sad shape when I received it. It had loads of problems....a jammed shift mechanism, bent pieces from shipping damage, missing feet, missing carriage lock ... After much work I have restored it to a pretty neat little typer, it feels great to type on it. However, I feel that basically it is kind of a crappy machine; all ultra light portables seem to be a bit crappy and fragile. And this one still has problems with smeary imprint, rock hard platen etc. I don't think I will be buying another ultraportable. But I don't mind having this one. I thought at first I had wasted my money but I'm kind of fond of this now.

1956 Royal Royalite #RL 3323797

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Nicholas West (NickWest23)
Created: 02-03-2023 at 01:05PM
Last Edit: 02-03-2023 at 02:52PM


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I bought this on Shop Goodwill, because I love the look of it. It dates from September 1956. It came with the original maroon fake leather case. The machine was in very sad shape when I received it. It had loads of problems....a jammed shift mechanism, bent pieces from shipping damage, missing feet, missing carriage lock ... After much work I have restored it to a pretty neat little typer, it feels great to type on it. However, I feel that basically it is kind of a crappy machine; all ultra light portables seem to be a bit crappy and fragile. And this one still has problems with smeary imprint, rock hard platen etc. I don't think I will be buying another ultraportable. But I don't mind having this one. I thought at first I had wasted my money but I'm kind of fond of this now.

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Hunter: Nicholas West (NickWest23)

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