1970 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Sprite #NM 1113791
Status: My Collection
Created: 09-24-2013 at 11:22PM
Last Edit: 03-31-2020 at 01:20AM
A Royal Sprite made in Japan by Silver-Seiko, differs from "Swinger" model by not having an AM radio in the lid. Documented 1970-71 model.
A very nice-feeling typer with snappy action. The manual confirms that this machine and the contemporary Silver-Seiko Royals in the more common less exotic shell are mechanically the same machine.
It was given to my mother's Grandmother for her birthday on Aug 3, 1971 and the list of service centers is dated 12/69, so I can pin down the manufacture date to between about Jan 1970 and July 1971.
PS: The typesample says "Nakajima", but that's not correct.
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Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)
I am a scoundrel without a cause, and my swank outshines the sun.
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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