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196X Royal (Silver-Seiko) Marksman Serial # 1371589 196X Royal (Silver-Seiko) Marksman typewriter, Serial # 1371589 James Gifford's 196X Royal (Silver-Seiko) Marksman typewriter. 2019-12-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 196X Royal (Silver-Seiko) Marksman Serial # 1371589 Essentially a Sprite, or a Swinger, minus the open mind. I have an affection for these sturdy and snappy typers. A Goodwill find.

196X Royal (Silver-Seiko) Marksman #1371589

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-11-2019 at 02:40PM
Last Edit: 12-11-2019 at 02:40PM


Description:

Essentially a Sprite, or a Swinger, minus the open mind. I have an affection for these sturdy and snappy typers. A Goodwill find.

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Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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