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1958 Royal Futura 800 Serial # 2A-3939710 1958 Royal Futura 800 typewriter, Serial # 2A-3939710 James Gifford's 1958 Royal Futura 800 typewriter. 2018-09-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1958 Royal Futura 800 Serial # 2A-3939710 Was third in line responding to the ad for this beauty and waited patiently as two other deals fell through. I'm sure glad they did. What a wonderful machine, in near-mint condition. It even came with the original Royal-branded plastic cover in addition to the case. A real find for me.

1958 Royal Futura 800 #2A-3939710

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Created: 12-05-2017 at 12:37PM
Last Edit: 09-11-2018 at 12:11PM


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Was third in line responding to the ad for this beauty and waited patiently as two other deals fell through. I'm sure glad they did. What a wonderful machine, in near-mint condition. It even came with the original Royal-branded plastic cover in addition to the case. A real find for me.

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Came with Royal Futura-branded plastic cover. Grimy, but in really good shape.
Came with Royal Futura-branded plastic cover. Grimy, but in really good shape.

Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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