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1972 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Apollo 12-GT Serial # GT-2950819 1972 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Apollo 12-GT typewriter, Serial # GT-2950819 James Grooms's 1972 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Apollo 12-GT typewriter. 2024-02-29 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1972 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Apollo 12-GT Serial # GT-2950819 A really nice example of this hip 70s typewriter. Power carriage shift with manual return. It has no tab set, just the fixed 10. It is feature limited. Would it hold up in the field as a school typer? Probably. These use a wide flat belt unlike the SC design on two V-belts. This one is on its original belt.

I ran the ad search and it was heavily advertised from my unscientific sample. The last ads peter out in mid 1975 with close out pricing. The ad here is from 1975.
This was a one owner machine from the household with my Royal Empress, so they were brand loyalists.

1972 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Apollo 12-GT #GT-2950819

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 02-29-2024 at 02:28PM
Last Edit: 02-29-2024 at 02:42PM


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A really nice example of this hip 70s typewriter. Power carriage shift with manual return. It has no tab set, just the fixed 10. It is feature limited. Would it hold up in the field as a school typer? Probably. These use a wide flat belt unlike the SC design on two V-belts. This one is on its original belt.

I ran the ad search and it was heavily advertised from my unscientific sample. The last ads peter out in mid 1975 with close out pricing. The ad here is from 1975.
This was a one owner machine from the household with my Royal Empress, so they were brand loyalists.

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As with many, the bug is back there somewhere due to an Underwood No. 5. My grandfather was on a small town school board and used one for this. My parents had a yellow Royal Safari that I used to index card everything, including a beer can collection. Collection syndrome clue! The long dormant tic was activated when my neighbors left a Remington Quiet Riter on the curb when they moved in circa 2010, Yes a believe it or not story is next, when a Hermes 3000 comes home with the girlfriend from work for free. Yes, free! From there the addiction is full steam. And yes, I now have a No. 5. Typewriters are the perfect blend of using one's technical skills, history and functional purpose.



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