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1947 Royal KMM Serial # KMM14-3466921 1947 Royal KMM typewriter, Serial # KMM14-3466921 Tas Kyprianou's 1947 Royal KMM typewriter. 2022-10-06 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1947 Royal KMM Serial # KMM14-3466921 I bought this on behalf of a friend as I'd been raving to him about how my KMM is my favourite machine.
This was clearly a loft dweller and has not been used for many years. At the moment, it doesn't feel like my 1939 KMM and for some reason despite having a much wider carriage weighs less - 14.2Kg as opposed to my 16.6Kg from 1939.
* Cleaned and polished and much happier for it. Enjoy it Paul . . .

I've offered to clean and restore the poor thing as best I can for him and will keep you updated on my findings. For now, it needs a cuddle and a cup of tea.

1947 Royal KMM #KMM14-3466921

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 09-01-2022 at 04:29AM
Last Edit: 10-06-2022 at 06:48AM


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I bought this on behalf of a friend as I'd been raving to him about how my KMM is my favourite machine.
This was clearly a loft dweller and has not been used for many years. At the moment, it doesn't feel like my 1939 KMM and for some reason despite having a much wider carriage weighs less - 14.2Kg as opposed to my 16.6Kg from 1939.
* Cleaned and polished and much happier for it. Enjoy it Paul . . .

I've offered to clean and restore the poor thing as best I can for him and will keep you updated on my findings. For now, it needs a cuddle and a cup of tea.

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My favourite detail
My favourite detail


No sound deadening material evident.
No sound deadening material evident.



Yum
Yum

Hoping this will polish out
Hoping this will polish out

Loft dweller : (
Loft dweller : (


Keybar return rubber in perfect condition
Keybar return rubber in perfect condition



The journey home
The journey home

The journey home
The journey home

I wonder if they're talking to each other?
I wonder if they're talking to each other?

Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 1485

UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - Bought an Everest Mod 90 after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
Notwithstanding the Linea 88 parts machine, my collection now consists of 27 typewriters.
My absolute favourite is my 1939 Royal KMM. It's both the prettiest and the nicest to type on. Until that recently came along, my Underwood Universal was winning the beauty pageant albeit whilst having a podium tussle with my Smith Corona Clipper and my Remington Non-Tab Portable. Like Bagpuss, those two are both saggy and a bit loose at the seams but I love them. Having used the Adler Universal recently, I'll admit it is my second-best typer. Effortless. My Royal Diana however is not far behind. It has a sublime touch and feel and is easily worthy of holding its own against my Blue Bird / Torpedo 18s, Hermes 3000 Mk 3, 2000, the FACIT TP1, and my other Olympia SMs. I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have collected such a beautiful bunch.



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