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1973 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Medallion I Serial # 1234567 1973 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Medallion I typewriter, Serial # 1234567 Mei Travis's 1973 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Medallion I typewriter. 2021-03-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 1973 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Medallion I Serial # 1234567 March 7, 2021: My Dad gave me his old electric typewriter purchased new from Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento CA in early 1974. It got him through C-130 navigator training, instructor training, and a master's degree in human relations. I remember as a kid hearing the clacking coming from his office for hours. Altogether I'm guessing it weighs about 35 pounds, but I don't believe in bathroom scales so I can't know for sure. It's never been serviced but appears to work fine , and some good TLC should make it perfect. While I'm not impressed with the looks of this machine and its giant size, it's technically a family heirloom, so it gets to stay with me for awhile.

1973 Royal (Silver-Seiko) Medallion I #1234567

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Created: 03-09-2021 at 01:37PM
Last Edit: 03-10-2021 at 01:43PM


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March 7, 2021: My Dad gave me his old electric typewriter purchased new from Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento CA in early 1974. It got him through C-130 navigator training, instructor training, and a master's degree in human relations. I remember as a kid hearing the clacking coming from his office for hours. Altogether I'm guessing it weighs about 35 pounds, but I don't believe in bathroom scales so I can't know for sure. It's never been serviced but appears to work fine , and some good TLC should make it perfect. While I'm not impressed with the looks of this machine and its giant size, it's technically a family heirloom, so it gets to stay with me for awhile.

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Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)

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Out of the blue in the summer of 2020, I really wanted a typewriter again, so after some online research and browsing, two Brother machines landed on my doorstep. A pastel blue 1971 Montgomery Ward's Signature 511D and a creamy 1985 Sears ultraportable both ignited a fire I haven't felt in a long time. I quickly found Ted Munk, the Facebook groups, and the rest of the typewriter online community, where I learned how to fix them and appreciate them. By summer's end I had collected 20 typewriters to cure my 2020 pandemic blues. Now I'm obsessed about all the different styles, every aspect of the mechanics, and their important history. Typewriters are an endless source of fascination as a literary medium, for creativity, a tinker-fest for machine geeks, and still contribute to the economy. I truly enjoy learning how to bring mid-century or later typewriters back to life, even the electric ones, while completely in awe of the unique antiques that folks brilliantly restore. It warms my heart that there are others, and here we are sharing the same passions about typewriters together.



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