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1962 Royal Heritage Serial # HD5186037 1962 Royal Heritage typewriter, Serial # HD5186037 Brian Goode's 1962 Royal Heritage typewriter. 2021-07-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brian Goode: 1962 Royal Heritage Serial # HD5186037 Came across this one at a Goodwill in Phoenix. Between the TWDB and looking at some old Montgomery Ward catalogs, I'm pretty secure in calling this a 1962 model. The 1962 Spring/Summer catalog shows the same color scheme that I have, but with the older leatherette case. Christmas 1962 shows only the Royal Safari style being sold, but with the slim hardshell case like I have. So I'm thinking mine was sold in Fall of 1962.

1962 Royal Heritage #HD5186037

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Brian Goode (vinylspin)
Created: 07-11-2021 at 03:18PM
Last Edit: 07-19-2021 at 09:34PM


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Came across this one at a Goodwill in Phoenix. Between the TWDB and looking at some old Montgomery Ward catalogs, I'm pretty secure in calling this a 1962 model. The 1962 Spring/Summer catalog shows the same color scheme that I have, but with the older leatherette case. Christmas 1962 shows only the Royal Safari style being sold, but with the slim hardshell case like I have. So I'm thinking mine was sold in Fall of 1962.

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The up-and down pivot on my example seems to  coincide with the addition of the slim hardshell case in Fall of '62.
The up-and down pivot on my example seems to coincide with the addition of the slim hardshell case in Fall of '62.

Hunter: Brian Goode (vinylspin)

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