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1957 Royal Aristocrat Serial # RB3453880 1957 Royal Aristocrat typewriter, Serial # RB3453880 Jessica Winkowski's 1957 Royal Aristocrat typewriter. 2019-04-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Jessica Winkowski: 1957 Royal Aristocrat Serial # RB3453880 Purchased 10/24/2018
I thought this was going to be quick and easy... but nothing ever is, is it? While the machine itself is very clean and didn't take much effort, the ribbon selector was an absolute PITA. Whomever used this typewriter last had, alas, resigned themselves to typing only in red, because that's where it was stuck. I can understand how the knob on the outside got mangled somehow, but the metal piece inside? I have no idea. It took over an hour and taking it out twice to get it back into its original shape, but it works again! The vibrator adjustment is still slightly off - bottoms of the descenders like p and y and q and the underscore get a bit of the red - but all in all, it's a considerable improvement.

SOLD on 4/23/2019

1957 Royal Aristocrat #RB3453880

Status: Sightings
Created: 10-28-2018 at 07:19PM
Last Edit: 04-25-2019 at 05:28AM


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Purchased 10/24/2018
I thought this was going to be quick and easy... but nothing ever is, is it? While the machine itself is very clean and didn't take much effort, the ribbon selector was an absolute PITA. Whomever used this typewriter last had, alas, resigned themselves to typing only in red, because that's where it was stuck. I can understand how the knob on the outside got mangled somehow, but the metal piece inside? I have no idea. It took over an hour and taking it out twice to get it back into its original shape, but it works again! The vibrator adjustment is still slightly off - bottoms of the descenders like p and y and q and the underscore get a bit of the red - but all in all, it's a considerable improvement.

SOLD on 4/23/2019

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