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1971 Royal Safari Serial # SA-8336384 1971 Royal Safari typewriter, Serial # SA-8336384 John Munroe's 1971 Royal Safari typewriter. 2018-09-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1971 Royal Safari Serial # SA-8336384 "Nivea"

This Safari must be from the last year they were made in the USA. Beautiful (practically new) condition with large beautiful suitcase-style case. Writes very well though demands I up my technique to prevent skipping b's and depressed z's (latter due to hitting shift key with z). Backspace key is temperamental just like my 1949 Arrow! DNA?

1971 Royal Safari #SA-8336384

Status: Sightings
Created: 09-02-2015 at 08:03PM
Last Edit: 09-11-2018 at 11:50AM


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"Nivea"

This Safari must be from the last year they were made in the USA. Beautiful (practically new) condition with large beautiful suitcase-style case. Writes very well though demands I up my technique to prevent skipping b's and depressed z's (latter due to hitting shift key with z). Backspace key is temperamental just like my 1949 Arrow! DNA?

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Includes characters for German, French and others. Even has a yen symbol!
Includes characters for German, French and others. Even has a yen symbol!



The last year Royal made the Safari in the US? Serial number indicates (approx.) 1968.
The last year Royal made the Safari in the US? Serial number indicates (approx.) 1968.








I won't be bringing any other carry-on luggage with this serious suitcase. But so stylish!
I won't be bringing any other carry-on luggage with this serious suitcase. But so stylish!

Travels in style.
Travels in style.

Case with working lock and key!
Case with working lock and key!

Roytype TwinPak ribbons.
Roytype TwinPak ribbons.

No fuss, no muss.
No fuss, no muss.

Patents on the inside of lid - seems to have gotten gashed at some point.
Patents on the inside of lid - seems to have gotten gashed at some point.

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From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.



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