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1957 Royal Companion Serial # RS-3578292 1957 Royal Companion typewriter, Serial # RS-3578292 Paul Seitz's 1957 Royal Companion typewriter. 2018-09-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Paul Seitz: 1957 Royal Companion Serial # RS-3578292 I found this 1957 Royal Companion at a local estate sale. Seems to have been stored in the case with some of the original paperwork as it was clean and ready to go. The platen looks almost new. I was impressed by the quick reliable feel when typing - no matter how fast - and also by how lightweight it is to carry. The font is Royal Standard Elite.

1957 Royal Companion #RS-3578292

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-02-2018 at 01:40PM
Last Edit: 09-11-2018 at 12:29PM


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I found this 1957 Royal Companion at a local estate sale. Seems to have been stored in the case with some of the original paperwork as it was clean and ready to go. The platen looks almost new. I was impressed by the quick reliable feel when typing - no matter how fast - and also by how lightweight it is to carry. The font is Royal Standard Elite.

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After too many rapid cross country moves, I realized suddenly that my c. 1964 Hermes 3000 was missing - lost or stolen at some point in a move. I'd bought that machine new from a shop as I entered high school, did all my homework on it, typed all my college research papers and my Master's thesis on it, but gradually used it less and less over the years. Still, the sudden realization that it was gone felt like a really significant loss, which puzzled me. Wondering why I was so moved by the loss of something I hadn't actually used in years, I began to get more and more interested in typewriters and the many layers of stories each seems to accumulate. I started to learn a little - just enough to have a chance to find some good machines that I can afford, as I gradually try to understand the (apparently, important) place of the typewriter in my soul.



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