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197x Royal (Silver-Seiko) Mercury Serial # MC 7512244 197x Royal (Silver-Seiko) Mercury typewriter, Serial # MC 7512244 Ted Munk's 197x Royal (Silver-Seiko) Mercury typewriter. 2016-09-03 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ted Munk: 197x Royal (Silver-Seiko) Mercury Serial # MC 7512244 Nice, I've been hoping to find one of these, and today I did! :D

This Silver-Seiko built Royal Mercury is similar to other Japanese portables of the time, built well, solid design and construction, all-metal with a plastic snap-on cover. The touch on these is a little heavier than the Brother JP-1, but pleasant in it's own way. Sound is metallic and clanky, like the metal-shelled JP-1's. I suspect application of soundproofing felt would do much to alleviate that.

197x Royal (Silver-Seiko) Mercury #MC 7512244

Status: Sightings
Created: 01-17-2015 at 07:36PM
Last Edit: 09-03-2016 at 05:25PM


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Nice, I've been hoping to find one of these, and today I did! :D

This Silver-Seiko built Royal Mercury is similar to other Japanese portables of the time, built well, solid design and construction, all-metal with a plastic snap-on cover. The touch on these is a little heavier than the Brother JP-1, but pleasant in it's own way. Sound is metallic and clanky, like the metal-shelled JP-1's. I suspect application of soundproofing felt would do much to alleviate that.

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