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The World of Typewriters » Film Links » 26-10-2016 23:58:32

Myshkin
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I apologize if I'm breaking protocol by posting something that is of no use to anyone, but I just wanted to say thanks for these videos. They're incredibly cool.

Type Talk » Recent Acquisitions Thread » 26-10-2016 23:49:09

Myshkin
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Another estate auction, another find. I had to wrestle a little girl to the ground after about five minutes of watching her do her best to damage the platen and type hammers, but it was totally worth it. I'm kidding, no children were harmed in my acquisition of this machine, but I was on the verge of screaming at the little brat before I finally asked her father, whose nose had been buried in his phone for at least ten minutes, if I could take a look at the machine.

This one didn't come quite as cheaply as the Royalite. It cost me $7 to make it mine. Still, not a bad deal. I know it's a pretty common machine, but after taking it for a test type I'm really excited about using this thing. It was a pleasure to type on. Pictures were taken immediately after getting it home. A deep cleaning is in store for tomorrow evening. This thing is capital-G Greasy. The one close-up shot of the back is just to show the grease. If the platen looks shiny in the photos, yeah, that's grease, too. I used two sheets of paper during the test type and the one that touched the platen came out with grease spots on it. I've never seen that before. Please share any interesting tidbits or anecdotes about this machine if you have them. I'd love to hear anything at all.
http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u366/drgruchala/Typewriters/IMG_0253_zps8wj7kl8z.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u366/drgruchala/Typewriters/IMG_0254_zpsk6ggssct.jpg

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Type Talk » Recent Acquisitions Thread » 06-10-2016 19:34:28

Myshkin
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Per tojeem's request, here is my most recent find, a Royal Royalite I purchased for two dollars at an estate auction:
http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u366/drgruchala/Royalite_0007_zpseuvvbnwk.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u366/drgruchala/Royalite_0006_zpsqe4rylej.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u366/drgruchala/Royalite_0005_zps1u1zyucq.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u366/drgruchala/Royalite_0003_zpstmuaanej.jpg

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u366/drgruchala/Royalite_0001_zps4ott60lf.jpg

 

Portable Typewriters » Royal All-American » 04-10-2016 07:29:13

Myshkin
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Thanks for the Jones Typewriter tip, colrehogan. I'm definitely going to check them out.

I like the idea of a type-in. Do you know any other locals who would participate? I do not.

Portable Typewriters » Royal All-American » 03-10-2016 17:30:28

Myshkin
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Wow, I'm clearly in the right place. Thank you for your time and the knowledge. I look forward to learning even more from you, and I hope to eventually contribute something of value myself.

Portable Typewriters » Royal All-American » 02-10-2016 23:59:13

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I didn't expect to meet another local so soon, colrehogan. I'm actually in Belleville but thought that would be a little too specific for most people. Do you know of any typewriter shops or any other local establishment that may be of interest to a fellow enthusiast?

Oh, and that thing I said in my introductory post about estate auctions, disregard that. I don't need more local competition.

Portable Typewriters » Royal All-American » 02-10-2016 22:08:46

Myshkin
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Thanks for your help and I apologize for creating so much work for you with my second post. I'm not off to a good start.
I'm beginning to hope this isn't a case of bad internet information. This is where I got the idea:
http://sevenels.net/typewriters/catalog.htm

Portable Typewriters » Royal All-American » 02-10-2016 21:50:01

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Okay, I don't know why those links are bad (or how to delete a post, clearly) but I'll try to get some photos up  in a second.

Portable Typewriters » Royal All-American » 02-10-2016 21:44:12

Myshkin
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Never mind about the question, heh.

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u366/drgruchala/Typewriters/Royal%20All-American%201_zps114pio6y.jpg


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Portable Typewriters » Royal All-American » 02-10-2016 21:42:34

Myshkin
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Hello, all. I have an introductory post up in that thread.

I'd like to figure out as much as I can about my Royal All-American, serial No. M-4975737 (I think). From what I've seen online it looks like it's a catalogue re-issue sans many of the higher-end features of the Futura from which it takes its body. Does anyone have one of these or know where it came from?

I'm also wondering about the quality of catalogue re-issues in general as my All-American requires a light touch in order to keep the carriage from skipping. Is that a thing? Are re-issues sketchy on quality?

Any information, as always, will be much appreciated.  

I'd love to post pictures, but I can't include links until I make another post, so someone ask me a question or something.

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