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1958 Royal FP Serial # FPE 6515668 1958 Royal FP typewriter, Serial # FPE 6515668 James Grooms's 1958 Royal FP typewriter. 2024-05-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1958 Royal FP Serial # FPE 6515668 A nice example of a great typewriter. The R.C. Allen 700 and the FP are dueling today.

The Allen wins. A more accurate comparison would be vs an HH. The FP is definitely an example of cost reduction underway, thus it is very noisy..

1958 Royal FP #FPE 6515668

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 05-14-2024 at 04:05PM
Last Edit: 05-15-2024 at 02:47AM


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A nice example of a great typewriter. The R.C. Allen 700 and the FP are dueling today.

The Allen wins. A more accurate comparison would be vs an HH. The FP is definitely an example of cost reduction underway, thus it is very noisy..

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Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)

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As with many, the bug is back there somewhere due to an Underwood No. 5. My grandfather was on a small town school board and used one for this. My parents had a yellow Royal Safari that I used to index card everything, including a beer can collection. Collection syndrome clue! The long dormant tic was activated when my neighbors left a Remington Quiet Riter on the curb when they moved in circa 2010, Yes a believe it or not story is next, when a Hermes 3000 comes home with the girlfriend from work for free. Yes, free! From there the addiction is full steam. And yes, I now have a No. 5. Typewriters are the perfect blend of using one's technical skills, history and functional purpose.



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