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1958 Royal FP Serial # FPP6567208 1958 Royal FP typewriter, Serial # FPP6567208 Robert Walker's 1958 Royal FP typewriter. 2022-12-27 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Robert Walker: 1958 Royal FP Serial # FPP6567208 My Royal FP was purchased for $10 from a private seller. It was advertised on Facebook Marketplace, close enough to do a porch pickup. Only a few of the keys worked; most were rusted hard into place. Lots of lubrication and cleaning got us through that challenge. It works fairly well. However, I 've discovered that several of the keylever springs were broken from years of rust. I purchased a full set of used springs from Type Space in Portland, OR. It's working great now!

1958 Royal FP #FPP6567208

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Robert Walker (walker923)
Created: 11-26-2022 at 06:46AM
Last Edit: 12-27-2022 at 09:03AM


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My Royal FP was purchased for $10 from a private seller. It was advertised on Facebook Marketplace, close enough to do a porch pickup. Only a few of the keys worked; most were rusted hard into place. Lots of lubrication and cleaning got us through that challenge. It works fairly well. However, I 've discovered that several of the keylever springs were broken from years of rust. I purchased a full set of used springs from Type Space in Portland, OR. It's working great now!

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Hunter: Robert Walker (walker923)

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I bought my first typewriter in 1974 (a used 1940s Royal) as a college freshman English major, and my first new typewriter a couple of years later (a 197X Smith-Corona 2200) as my career goal settled into journalism. We used typewriters in newspaper work until the early 1980s, when computers took over the world of journalism. My typewriters went away, and my career evolved into public relations and marketing communications. As I grew older, I developed a nostalgic longing for a typewriter to reconnect with my early years. It got partially quenched a few years ago when my older sister gave me custody of her 1967 Olympia SM-9, which she received as a high school graduation present from our parents in 1969. But eventually I wanted something to reflect my personal typewriter past, so I obtained a 1946 Royal Quiet DeLuxe and a Smith-Corona 2200. That start in collecting led me into many estate sales and the mysteries of eBay/ Facebook Marketplace, where other treasures awaited discovery.



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