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1971 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Sprite Serial # NM 1113791 1971 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Sprite typewriter, Serial # NM 1113791 Ted Munk's 1971 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Sprite typewriter. 2021-08-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ted Munk: 1971 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Sprite Serial # NM 1113791 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.

1971 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Sprite #NM 1113791

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)
Created: 09-24-2013 at 11:22PM
Last Edit: 08-21-2021 at 11:37AM


Description:

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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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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