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1985 Royal (Nakajima) Safari II Serial # 59111836 1985 Royal (Nakajima) Safari II typewriter, Serial # 59111836 James Gifford's 1985 Royal (Nakajima) Safari II typewriter. 2022-05-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1985 Royal (Nakajima) Safari II Serial # 59111836 I wasn't able to find the Safari II in the database--I found the Safari, Safari III, and Safari IV under various Royal makes. I likely have this wrong as a standard Royal, but I didn't know which Japanese manufacturer to select. In any case, this is a nice, clean machine and a good typer. The seller (on evil eBay) sold it as in excellent working condition, and of course the carriage growls and grinds on return. Clearly, something's out of alignment, and I have another project on my hands.

1985 Royal (Nakajima) Safari II #59111836

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Created: 09-06-2016 at 05:35PM
Last Edit: 05-18-2022 at 09:09AM


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I wasn't able to find the Safari II in the database--I found the Safari, Safari III, and Safari IV under various Royal makes. I likely have this wrong as a standard Royal, but I didn't know which Japanese manufacturer to select. In any case, this is a nice, clean machine and a good typer. The seller (on evil eBay) sold it as in excellent working condition, and of course the carriage growls and grinds on return. Clearly, something's out of alignment, and I have another project on my hands.

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Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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