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1960 Royal Royalite Serial # RL-4284592 1960 Royal Royalite typewriter, Serial # RL-4284592 James Gifford's 1960 Royal Royalite typewriter. 2018-09-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1960 Royal Royalite Serial # RL-4284592 It's sacrilege, I know, but I've been on a vinyl binge and not a typewriter one of late. That changed this weekend with three machines coming home with me. Picked up this lovely Royalite, my first. I need to reattach the return lever but otherwise, it's in good shape. Came with the instructional manual and branded case.

1960 Royal Royalite #RL-4284592

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Created: 06-10-2018 at 09:59AM
Last Edit: 09-11-2018 at 12:07PM


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It's sacrilege, I know, but I've been on a vinyl binge and not a typewriter one of late. That changed this weekend with three machines coming home with me. Picked up this lovely Royalite, my first. I need to reattach the return lever but otherwise, it's in good shape. Came with the instructional manual and branded case.

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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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