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1965 Royal 890 Serial # CV6249186 1965 Royal 890 typewriter, Serial # CV6249186 Brent Wegher's 1965 Royal 890 typewriter. 2024-02-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brent Wegher: 1965 Royal 890 Serial # CV6249186 Thrift store find. All metal shell, good condition, good ribbon, good case.
Just cleaned out some dust bunnies, sandy beige, elite typeface "SE" measures 12 cpi
Platen width measures 9 and 3/16 inches.
The typing feel is OK, lighter than Olympia SM9
The only defect is that there are a couple sound insulation panels inside the shell on each side that have come loose. They don't interfere with any function.
Maybe remove the shell later to get a closer look.

1965 Royal 890 #CV6249186

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Brent Wegher (bwegher)
Created: 02-20-2024 at 05:10PM
Last Edit: 02-20-2024 at 05:22PM


Description:

Thrift store find. All metal shell, good condition, good ribbon, good case.
Just cleaned out some dust bunnies, sandy beige, elite typeface "SE" measures 12 cpi
Platen width measures 9 and 3/16 inches.
The typing feel is OK, lighter than Olympia SM9
The only defect is that there are a couple sound insulation panels inside the shell on each side that have come loose. They don't interfere with any function.
Maybe remove the shell later to get a closer look.

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Hunter: Brent Wegher (bwegher)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 774

Retired to the quiet of rural Nebraska to contemplate nature.
Typing down thoughts, prefer that to handwriting.
Not really a collector, just like to tinker on mechanical things.



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