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1969 Royal Lark Serial # 7428208 1969 Royal Lark typewriter, Serial # 7428208 Mark Rosenzweig's 1969 Royal Lark typewriter. 2023-01-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rosenzweig: 1969 Royal Lark Serial # 7428208 Lightweight plastic-bodied typewriter has full tabulator. Serial no. 7428208 indicates the machine was manufactured in 1969, which apparently is the last year in which the Dutch factory (which originally produced Halberg typewriters but made Royals after Royal bought Halberg several years earlier) operated. I ordinarily wouldn't be attracted to such a machine but was lured by the model name. I like Studebaker cars and the Lark was a popular compact car it introduced in 1959.

1969 Royal Lark #7428208

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)
Created: 01-03-2023 at 09:22AM
Last Edit: 01-04-2023 at 06:54AM


Description:

Lightweight plastic-bodied typewriter has full tabulator. Serial no. 7428208 indicates the machine was manufactured in 1969, which apparently is the last year in which the Dutch factory (which originally produced Halberg typewriters but made Royals after Royal bought Halberg several years earlier) operated. I ordinarily wouldn't be attracted to such a machine but was lured by the model name. I like Studebaker cars and the Lark was a popular compact car it introduced in 1959.

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Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)

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I have collected typewriters since the early 1970s. My first collectible machine was a Mignon, but I also had everyday typers then, first a Voss ST-24 and an Olivetti Praxis 48, and then a Hermes 3000 and a Hermes 10. Over the last decade or so, I've turned my focus from early machines (Lambert, Blickensderfer, Hammond, Smith-Premier, etc.) to portables.

Besides typewriters, I also am avid about Studebakers, and have had a 1964 Studebaker GT Hawk since 1979.



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