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1973 Royal Sabre Serial # SB-8943469 1973 Royal Sabre typewriter, Serial # SB-8943469 Uwe Wachtendorf's 1973 Royal Sabre typewriter. 2018-09-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf: 1973 Royal Sabre Serial # SB-8943469 A better typewriter than I expected it to be, the Sabre types well enough to avoid complaint, but not so well as to invite comparison to Royal portables of previous decades.

The machine's case, which is a mix of plastic and metal components, also surprises by feeling more solid than it looks. And were it not for the disjointed treatment of the fascia - a combination of fake woodgrain, metallic patterns, and gold pinstriping - I'd consider it a cute typewriter. However, as it is the poor Sabre has a face that would scare small children and drive discerning buyers to another brand.

1973 Royal Sabre #SB-8943469

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-07-2014 at 07:20PM
Last Edit: 09-11-2018 at 11:42AM


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A better typewriter than I expected it to be, the Sabre types well enough to avoid complaint, but not so well as to invite comparison to Royal portables of previous decades.

The machine's case, which is a mix of plastic and metal components, also surprises by feeling more solid than it looks. And were it not for the disjointed treatment of the fascia - a combination of fake woodgrain, metallic patterns, and gold pinstriping - I'd consider it a cute typewriter. However, as it is the poor Sabre has a face that would scare small children and drive discerning buyers to another brand.

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