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1967 Royal 440 Serial # 440 11 8683439 1967 Royal 440 typewriter, Serial # 440 11 8683439 Michael Hoehne's 1967 Royal 440 typewriter. 2017-10-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1967 Royal 440 Serial # 440 11 8683439 Got this at my own yard sale when one visitor overheard me talking to another one about typewriters, and offered this one. It needed only a little cleaning and now the only issues are a sluggish tab and a heavy touch, both of which I expect to clear up with use.

Royal office machines are solid!

There is a lot of empty space inside; this Royal 440 doesn't have to be so big. Speculating that the space is planned for a carbon film ribbon system. Does anyone know whether it was produced?

1967 Royal 440 #440 11 8683439

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-05-2016 at 06:11PM
Last Edit: 10-02-2017 at 12:36PM


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Got this at my own yard sale when one visitor overheard me talking to another one about typewriters, and offered this one. It needed only a little cleaning and now the only issues are a sluggish tab and a heavy touch, both of which I expect to clear up with use.

Royal office machines are solid!

There is a lot of empty space inside; this Royal 440 doesn't have to be so big. Speculating that the space is planned for a carbon film ribbon system. Does anyone know whether it was produced?

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Note the big spaces at the sides. This might have been planned for a carbon film ribbon system, as several competitors had.
Note the big spaces at the sides. This might have been planned for a carbon film ribbon system, as several competitors had.



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