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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. 2020-04-21 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 cleaned up nicely and the troublesome heavy touch and sluggish tabbing system responded well to attention, making this a very nice usable typewriter.

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: Sightings
Hunter: Michael Hoehne (mhoehne)
Created: 06-05-2016 at 06:11PM
Last Edit: 04-21-2020 at 10:27AM


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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 cleaned up nicely and the troublesome heavy touch and sluggish tabbing system responded well to attention, making this a very nice usable typewriter.

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.



Hunter: Michael Hoehne (mhoehne)

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