197x Royal (Silver-Seiko) Mercury #MC 7512244
Created: 01-17-2015 at 07:36PM
Last Edit: 09-03-2016 at 05:25PM
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.
Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)
I am a scoundrel without a cause, and my swank outshines the sun.
I am a casual Typewriter Hunter residing in the sweltering deserts of Arizona with a wife, three cats and about 50 typewriters. My main hunting ground is thrift stores, and I rarely pay more than $10 for a machine. My collection consists mainly of portables with cases, and they stay in the cases unless I am actively using it (usually more than one at a time). I do, however keep a handful of interesting Selectrics, including a Composer and a couple of large Nakajima Electronics to use as daisywheel printers for my vintage laptop collection.
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