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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.


196X
Royal (Silver-Seiko)
260

Serial #1050156

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1930
Remington
Portable 3

Serial #V290629

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19XX
Remington
Portable

Serial #unknown

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1926
Remington
Portable

Serial #NE60015

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1924
Remington
Portable

Serial #NV42731

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1946
Royal
KMM

Serial #KMM 18-3195690

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1957
Halda
P

Serial #P93387

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1904
Densmore
5

Serial #1162

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1956
Voss
Business-Riter

Serial #118448

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1969
Royal
Lark

Serial #SL-7450569

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