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232 Points, Typewriter Hunter

I am a retired printer going back to letterpress and hot type days, and just recently have begun collecting. I have acquired four typewriters so far, ranging from the 30's to the 60's; two Royals and two Smith-Coronas (well, almost two--one is a Sears Tower Commander). I love working on small machinery, and have been known to do a bit of woodworking occasionally. Also play guitar and mandolin and have been spotted at picnics and barbecues playing in string bands (Americana). I think old cars are great as well.
I don't have a preference for a specific style or date of typewriter yet, but seem drawn to mid-century portables. I'd like to try a few desktops to complement my writing, but we'll see what the budget and my wife's sanity can tolerate.


1934
Royal
O

Serial #O-403790

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198X
Smith Corona
Coronamatic 2500

Serial #9ELB 239449G

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1947
Royal
Quiet De Luxe

Serial #A-1456803

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1935
Royal
O

Serial #O-412248

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1947
Underwood
Universal

Serial #F1683943

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1941
Royal
KMM

Serial #KMM 2852847

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1946
Smith Corona
Clipper

Serial #4C133538

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