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1961 Royal Heritage Serial # H4674353 1961 Royal Heritage typewriter, Serial # H4674353 James Grooms's 1961 Royal Heritage typewriter. 2024-02-29 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1961 Royal Heritage Serial # H4674353 When the best thing is the case, you might have a problem. A budget machine sold through Montgomery Ward stores. You could get a free set of budget encyclopedias in some cases. Built in the brand spanking new plant in Springfield, Missouri, it was a sad end to the once mighty QDL.
This example has an inconsistent right margin, and I hate the Royal portable margin stop anyway, but this one is a pia. Trip and space skip sometimes and at others it trips the margin over the stop for a nice center spring fed snap. These last gasp machines defy any attempt to type fast. This one also has a cover off another machine, so a bit of a two tone. Like most, one machine had a broken cover clip to the goofy push button gimmick. How many of these do we see with covers popped up? All sorts of tape was used in attempts to hold it down. But at least it didn't get the faux orange denim case that turn to turd and are impossible to clean.
And soon Montgomery Ward will start carrying good typewriters from Brother.

1961 Royal Heritage #H4674353

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 02-29-2024 at 03:13PM
Last Edit: 02-29-2024 at 03:29PM


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When the best thing is the case, you might have a problem. A budget machine sold through Montgomery Ward stores. You could get a free set of budget encyclopedias in some cases. Built in the brand spanking new plant in Springfield, Missouri, it was a sad end to the once mighty QDL.
This example has an inconsistent right margin, and I hate the Royal portable margin stop anyway, but this one is a pia. Trip and space skip sometimes and at others it trips the margin over the stop for a nice center spring fed snap. These last gasp machines defy any attempt to type fast. This one also has a cover off another machine, so a bit of a two tone. Like most, one machine had a broken cover clip to the goofy push button gimmick. How many of these do we see with covers popped up? All sorts of tape was used in attempts to hold it down. But at least it didn't get the faux orange denim case that turn to turd and are impossible to clean.
And soon Montgomery Ward will start carrying good typewriters from Brother.

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Ward's ad from 1961.
Ward's ad from 1961.

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