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1967 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Mercury Serial # MC 7512244 1967 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Mercury typewriter, Serial # MC 7512244 Ted Munk's 1967 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Mercury typewriter. 2021-08-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ted Munk: 1967 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Mercury Serial # MC 7512244 Nice, I've been hoping to find one of these, and today I did! :D

This Silver-Seiko built Royal Mercury is similar to other Japanese portables of the time, built well, solid design and construction, all-metal with a plastic snap-on cover. The touch on these is a little heavier than the Brother JP-1, but pleasant in it's own way. Sound is metallic and clanky, like the metal-shelled JP-1's. I suspect application of soundproofing felt would do much to alleviate that.

1967 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Mercury #MC 7512244

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)
Created: 01-17-2015 at 07:36PM
Last Edit: 08-21-2021 at 11:36AM


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Nice, I've been hoping to find one of these, and today I did! :D

This Silver-Seiko built Royal Mercury is similar to other Japanese portables of the time, built well, solid design and construction, all-metal with a plastic snap-on cover. The touch on these is a little heavier than the Brother JP-1, but pleasant in it's own way. Sound is metallic and clanky, like the metal-shelled JP-1's. I suspect application of soundproofing felt would do much to alleviate that.

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Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)

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I am a casual Typewriter Hunter residing in the sweltering deserts of Arizona with a wife, three cats and about 50 typewriters. My main hunting ground is thrift stores, and I rarely pay more than $10 for a machine. My collection consists mainly of portables with cases, and they stay in the cases unless I am actively using it (usually more than one at a time). I do, however keep a handful of interesting Selectrics, including a Composer and a couple of large Nakajima Electronics to use as daisywheel printers for my vintage laptop collection.



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