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1956 Rooy portable Serial # 57510 1956 Rooy portable typewriter, Serial # 57510 Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp's 1956 Rooy portable typewriter. 2022-01-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp: 1956 Rooy portable Serial # 57510 A few things had happened with this Rooy portable after it´s receival. Besides a thorough dustling and oiling of the caselock mechanism, the drawband had to be renewed.
Pressumably the previous owner had put a household rubberband at it´s behalf, to produce at least some motion. Of course this wasn´t a sufficent solution in the sense of a typewriter, so I replaced it with a nylon string, as I wanted to have a lightweight, small and durable option, that fits to the time and ambitioned concept of the Rooy Portable.
One thing I solved only recently, were some unique felt-tip remains, Mr. Ted Munk once refered to as "kid doodles". :-)

"KID DOODLES" ?!?!

I am a very patient being, but it stops when collectible typewriters are used as some "imaginative spacehip device" while being (almost) permanently signed with a felt-tip.
But I never resigned to that fact, knewing that I will solve this problem one day. And recently I found a way to remove this scribbles, through the use of alcohol spirits and a very short "brush" with ultra-short 'n' stiff bristles. After some time of adding the alcohol, I used the brush to massage the residues out of the wrinkle paint.
It looks much better now, and doesn´t disturb the eye while watching the Rooy. The procedure has left some little blank spots over the keyboard, but I prefere it anytime.

The two things that still can be done one time, is to replace the hardened rubberparts of the lid and feet, and to find a inkribbon to make a typesample.

BTW: This modell can be found on French auction sites much more often than in Germany or a America I guess, but almost always with an AZERTY layout.
So it is the layout that defines the rarety, in this case.

PS: The serial number on this one seems to be a little of track.

1956 Rooy portable #57510

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp (Technokid)
Created: 01-14-2022 at 04:17AM
Last Edit: 01-14-2022 at 04:29AM


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A few things had happened with this Rooy portable after it´s receival. Besides a thorough dustling and oiling of the caselock mechanism, the drawband had to be renewed.
Pressumably the previous owner had put a household rubberband at it´s behalf, to produce at least some motion. Of course this wasn´t a sufficent solution in the sense of a typewriter, so I replaced it with a nylon string, as I wanted to have a lightweight, small and durable option, that fits to the time and ambitioned concept of the Rooy Portable.
One thing I solved only recently, were some unique felt-tip remains, Mr. Ted Munk once refered to as "kid doodles". :-)

"KID DOODLES" ?!?!

I am a very patient being, but it stops when collectible typewriters are used as some "imaginative spacehip device" while being (almost) permanently signed with a felt-tip.
But I never resigned to that fact, knewing that I will solve this problem one day. And recently I found a way to remove this scribbles, through the use of alcohol spirits and a very short "brush" with ultra-short 'n' stiff bristles. After some time of adding the alcohol, I used the brush to massage the residues out of the wrinkle paint.
It looks much better now, and doesn´t disturb the eye while watching the Rooy. The procedure has left some little blank spots over the keyboard, but I prefere it anytime.

The two things that still can be done one time, is to replace the hardened rubberparts of the lid and feet, and to find a inkribbon to make a typesample.

BTW: This modell can be found on French auction sites much more often than in Germany or a America I guess, but almost always with an AZERTY layout.
So it is the layout that defines the rarety, in this case.

PS: The serial number on this one seems to be a little of track.

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Hunter: Aaron Friedrich Lotar Rolf Klamp (Technokid)

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