The Royal #1 from 1911 is a great machine to sit down in front of its keyboard and admire its view. Then you get to type on it.
Its so small, light easy to put away… easy on the eyes… not a great typer…. don’t really care… I press keys and “Happy” will appear…
I soak my blick roller and it turns the fluid purple… when its clear I hope to see black!
Some things you just don’t notice… noiseless typewriters had a long life over 40 years of manufacture and for the most part I was unaware. So many existed but I find them to be uncommon but common… so many but so few. A contradiction perhaps… but it sparks my interest in them.
What if you felt that you could duplicate a master painting without any artistic training? Would you spend 8 years in the effort? Tim Jenison did and had it documented to show it was so.
This is something to see, behold and wonder about all at the same time. I give it four stars… two thumbs up… and GEE if I had the time and money…
I must admit that I am a twisted person… I could not overlook Dickens and Oliver and as some kid once said: “I want some more…”
I had seen worse… own worse in fact. I offered a price the seller thought was way low… but said if no one bid on it in seven days I could have it at my price.
The spools did not turn… I kept punching holes into the ribbon as I attempted to see what the problem was. I kept cutting off ruined ribbon… until the roll was almost done… then things began to creep and crawl and spin and turn and the next thing I knew I had a page of type … no more holes in the ribbon (what is left of it)… And the day ends with a smile!
Watched the movie Mr. Peabody & Sherman… way back when I watched the cartoons. Typewriters are way-back machines…
Can’t seem to stay away from getting a good page out of the Multiplex. Based on Thomas Russo showing 1926 for a folding multiplex only 2,000 numbers less than mine… I will place mine as a 1926.
Switch one strip of rubber for another and “wow” performance improves… and its a different typewriter.