1965 Royal Sahara #SR6232382
Created: 05-12-2019 at 07:21PM
Last Edit: 05-12-2019 at 07:23PM
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.
Hunter: Richard Bettes (GramsRoyal)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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.
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