965 Brands 2297 Models 10875 Galleries 6324 Typefaces 6273 Patents
Home » Royal » Sahara » 1965 #SR6232382
1965 Royal Sahara Serial # SR6232382 1965 Royal Sahara typewriter, Serial # SR6232382 Richard Bettes's 1965 Royal Sahara typewriter. 2019-05-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Bettes: 1965 Royal Sahara Serial # SR6232382 Saw this one at my cousin's home in Michigan. She asked me to repair it, and I found that it had been dropped on its carriage and one of the end caps was damaged; the main holding screw was broken in half. I found a small washer and placed it under the remaining screw to hold the assembly in place. Needs a new end cap and screw, but it is now working. Could use a good cleaning.

1965 Royal Sahara #SR6232382

Status: Sightings
Created: 05-12-2019 at 07:21PM
Last Edit: 05-12-2019 at 07:23PM


Description:

Saw this one at my cousin's home in Michigan. She asked me to repair it, and I found that it had been dropped on its carriage and one of the end caps was damaged; the main holding screw was broken in half. I found a small washer and placed it under the remaining screw to hold the assembly in place. Needs a new end cap and screw, but it is now working. Could use a good cleaning.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:




Hunter: Richard Bettes (GramsRoyal)

Richard Bettes's Typewriter Galleries [ My Collection ] [ My Sightings ]

Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 209

I am a retired printer going back to letterpress and hot type days, and just recently have begun collecting. I have acquired four typewriters so far, ranging from the 30's to the 60's; two Royals and two Smith-Coronas (well, almost two--one is a Sears Tower Commander). I love working on small machinery, and have been known to do a bit of woodworking occasionally. Also play guitar and mandolin and have been spotted at picnics and barbecues playing in string bands (Americana). I think old cars are great as well.
I don't have a preference for a specific style or date of typewriter yet, but seem drawn to mid-century portables. I'd like to try a few desktops to complement my writing, but we'll see what the budget and my wife's sanity can tolerate.



RESEARCH NOTE: When researching the Royal Sahara on a computer with lots of screen real estate, you may find that launching the Royal Serial Number page and the Royal Sahara By Model/Year/Serial page in new browser windows can give you interesting perspectives on changes throughout the model series.