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1966 Royal 990 Serial # 6836731 1966 Royal 990 typewriter, Serial # 6836731 James Gifford's 1966 Royal 990 typewriter. 2019-12-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1966 Royal 990 Serial # 6836731 I found this crisp white typer in Clarence, New York, outside of Buffalo, for $25. A bargain. It isn't flashy but it's solid and I like the large typeface. I've made my best guess on the year, and please do correct me if I've got it wrong.

1966 Royal 990 #6836731

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-11-2019 at 11:04AM
Last Edit: 12-11-2019 at 11:04AM


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I found this crisp white typer in Clarence, New York, outside of Buffalo, for $25. A bargain. It isn't flashy but it's solid and I like the large typeface. I've made my best guess on the year, and please do correct me if I've got it wrong.

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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