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1978 Royal (Nakajima) Alpha 2001 Serial # CID8A6EC 1978 Royal (Nakajima) Alpha 2001 typewriter, Serial # CID8A6EC John Reilley's 1978 Royal (Nakajima) Alpha 2001 typewriter. 2022-05-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Reilley: 1978 Royal (Nakajima) Alpha 2001 Serial # CID8A6EC Thrift store find, the ribbon seems to be coming back to life as I type away on it, so perhaps a typing sample will be possible in time. From the outset this seems like one of the best daisy wheels I've used. Used to be a different Royal, the Signet 20, which had a clickier, IBM-esque keyboard. This machine feels like it's from the old world of the Selectric, with a visible margin progression, complete with cool red light, and a chunky body and keyboard with none of the extra programming features of later models. The biggest win for me is that the delay between key press and letter on page is almost none, finally!

1978 Royal (Nakajima) Alpha 2001 #CID8A6EC

Status: My Collection
Hunter: John Reilley (jcreilley)
Created: 06-28-2021 at 07:59AM
Last Edit: 05-18-2022 at 01:45PM


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Thrift store find, the ribbon seems to be coming back to life as I type away on it, so perhaps a typing sample will be possible in time. From the outset this seems like one of the best daisy wheels I've used. Used to be a different Royal, the Signet 20, which had a clickier, IBM-esque keyboard. This machine feels like it's from the old world of the Selectric, with a visible margin progression, complete with cool red light, and a chunky body and keyboard with none of the extra programming features of later models. The biggest win for me is that the delay between key press and letter on page is almost none, finally!

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Hunter: John Reilley (jcreilley)

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I'm a high school English teacher. Whenever I have to teach my students how to format a paper, I unleash a flock of Charger 11's at them! (they love it). I am most interested in the Brother brand, but I dabble in any and all machines.



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