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1927 Royal 10 Serial # X1065071 1927 Royal 10 typewriter, Serial # X1065071 Robert Walker's 1927 Royal 10 typewriter. 2023-05-29 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Robert Walker: 1927 Royal 10 Serial # X1065071 My Royal No. 10 is the oldest Royal typewriter in my collection. It was purchased at a local estate sale. While it had several stuck keys, and needed a bit of cleaning, a minor mainspring adjustment, and a new ribbon, it was clearly a machine that was in good condition overall. I thought at first I'd try to sell it, but after getting it back into working shape, I decided I liked it enough to keep. It's a great typer.

1927 Royal 10 #X1065071

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Robert Walker (walker923)
Created: 05-29-2023 at 06:37AM
Last Edit: 05-29-2023 at 06:39AM


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My Royal No. 10 is the oldest Royal typewriter in my collection. It was purchased at a local estate sale. While it had several stuck keys, and needed a bit of cleaning, a minor mainspring adjustment, and a new ribbon, it was clearly a machine that was in good condition overall. I thought at first I'd try to sell it, but after getting it back into working shape, I decided I liked it enough to keep. It's a great typer.

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Hunter: Robert Walker (walker923)

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I bought my first typewriter in 1974 (a used 1940s Royal) as a college freshman English major, and my first new typewriter a couple of years later (a 197X Smith-Corona 2200) as my career goal settled into journalism. We used typewriters in newspaper work until the early 1980s, when computers took over the world of journalism. My typewriters went away, and my career evolved into public relations and marketing communications. As I grew older, I developed a nostalgic longing for a typewriter to reconnect with my early years. It got partially quenched a few years ago when my older sister gave me custody of her 1967 Olympia SM-9, which she received as a high school graduation present from our parents in 1969. But eventually I wanted something to reflect my personal typewriter past, so I obtained a 1946 Royal Quiet DeLuxe and a Smith-Corona 2200. That start in collecting led me into many estate sales and the mysteries of eBay/ Facebook Marketplace, where other treasures awaited discovery.



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