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1968 Royal 440 Serial # 440 11 9138373 1968 Royal 440 typewriter, Serial # 440 11 9138373 Michael Hoehne's 1968 Royal 440 typewriter. 2017-10-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1968 Royal 440 Serial # 440 11 9138373 This is a substantial typewriter. It looks like it should be an electric but it is manual. I can't say how well it works, though, because the mechanism is either rusted or gunked or both and has not yet responded to my efforts to help.

It's big and plain and it doesn't do anything that 20 other of my typewriters don't do, so why bother? For the challenge and satisfaction.

1968 Royal 440 #440 11 9138373

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-21-2013 at 10:09AM
Last Edit: 10-02-2017 at 12:35PM


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This is a substantial typewriter. It looks like it should be an electric but it is manual. I can't say how well it works, though, because the mechanism is either rusted or gunked or both and has not yet responded to my efforts to help.

It's big and plain and it doesn't do anything that 20 other of my typewriters don't do, so why bother? For the challenge and satisfaction.

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