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1961 Royal Futura 800 Serial # 2A-4786468 1961 Royal Futura 800 typewriter, Serial # 2A-4786468 Mark McGrath's 1961 Royal Futura 800 typewriter. 2024-05-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark McGrath: 1961 Royal Futura 800 Serial # 2A-4786468 1961 Royal Futura 800, the successor to the Royal Quiet De Luxe. Fine typewriter here. Very smooth action and attractive typeface, which is Merit Elite 12 cpi. This machine underwent a professional cleaning and service by Karl Business Machines in Trenton, NJ in 2023. Ribbon vibrator was repaired and replaced; all four feet were replaced with newly fabricated ones; platen swapped out with one with better rubber.

1961 Royal Futura 800 #2A-4786468

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark McGrath (mtmcgrath)
Created: 05-24-2024 at 03:33AM
Last Edit: 05-24-2024 at 03:34AM


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1961 Royal Futura 800, the successor to the Royal Quiet De Luxe. Fine typewriter here. Very smooth action and attractive typeface, which is Merit Elite 12 cpi. This machine underwent a professional cleaning and service by Karl Business Machines in Trenton, NJ in 2023. Ribbon vibrator was repaired and replaced; all four feet were replaced with newly fabricated ones; platen swapped out with one with better rubber.

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Hunter: Mark McGrath (mtmcgrath)

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I'm a typewriter collector and general analog enthusiast. My first typewriter was an IBM Wheelwriter Series II that was given to me by my father when I was 12 years old. In 2005, I purchased my first manual typewriter, a 1974 Olympia SM-8, which I purchased from mytypewriter.com . I still use it daily. It has required only one service in the 18 years that I have owned it, which was performed by Philly Typerwriter in Philadelphia in 2021. Since 2020, I have expanded my collection to a dozen typerwriters of different varieties and manufacturers and have been insprired by a number of typewriter-related content creators on Youtube. The main outlet of my creative endeavors has been a diary that I have kept since my 20th birthday in 2004. I wrote my diary longhand through July 2021. Since August of that year, I have written my diary on my typwriters, increasing my daily word count to 500-1,000 words per day. I think the analog movement is one of the most important social and cultural forces in the world today and I enjoy being a small part of it.



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