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1959 Royal FP Serial # FPP13-6870742 1959 Royal FP typewriter, Serial # FPP13-6870742 James Gifford's 1959 Royal FP typewriter. 2016-09-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1959 Royal FP Serial # FPP13-6870742 I bought this because of the gold colour. The vendor and I thought it might have been repainted, but it appears to be original. Based on another gold FP listed in the database, my best guess as to year of manufacture would be 1961. When you press the red Royal logo on the front, the ribbon cover flips up, a feature similar to the Underwood Golden Touch De Luxe in my collection

1959 Royal FP #FPP13-6870742

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-05-2016 at 01:36PM
Last Edit: 09-06-2016 at 06:00PM


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I bought this because of the gold colour. The vendor and I thought it might have been repainted, but it appears to be original. Based on another gold FP listed in the database, my best guess as to year of manufacture would be 1961. When you press the red Royal logo on the front, the ribbon cover flips up, a feature similar to the Underwood Golden Touch De Luxe in my collection

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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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