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1958 Royal FP Serial # 6630104 1958 Royal FP typewriter, Serial # 6630104 Uwe Wachtendorf's 1958 Royal FP typewriter. 2014-07-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf: 1958 Royal FP Serial # 6630104 With a face that only a mother could love, the FP was apparently the first Royal produced which allowed consumers to choose from six colour options. I believe this typewriter was painted in the Sandstone Smooth (TUP-45) with Pearl Dark Grey Smooth (TUP-1) paint scheme.

Aesthetically it's a little rough around the edges, but it types well and is a pleasing machine to use. In fact, I've grown so fond of this big Royal that I plan to give it a well-deserved overhaul and repaint.

One quirk of this particular FP is the stamping error made in the serial number (see photo). Your guess is as good as mine as to whether it should be a 1 or a 0. The serial number does however tell you that it has an 11 inch carriage and is equipped with a pica typeset.

The FP's best feature? The bold red Royal badge above the keyboard that doubles as a ribbon cover release button; it's a simple thing, but then again I'm a simple person.

1958 Royal FP #6630104

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-01-2013 at 10:00AM
Last Edit: 07-09-2014 at 11:19AM


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With a face that only a mother could love, the FP was apparently the first Royal produced which allowed consumers to choose from six colour options. I believe this typewriter was painted in the Sandstone Smooth (TUP-45) with Pearl Dark Grey Smooth (TUP-1) paint scheme.

Aesthetically it's a little rough around the edges, but it types well and is a pleasing machine to use. In fact, I've grown so fond of this big Royal that I plan to give it a well-deserved overhaul and repaint.

One quirk of this particular FP is the stamping error made in the serial number (see photo). Your guess is as good as mine as to whether it should be a 1 or a 0. The serial number does however tell you that it has an 11 inch carriage and is equipped with a pica typeset.

The FP's best feature? The bold red Royal badge above the keyboard that doubles as a ribbon cover release button; it's a simple thing, but then again I'm a simple person.

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