Monday, January 23, 2012

A Real 10 Out of 10







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  1. Beautiful massive machine. Are those glass windows at the sides?

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    1. They are glass. I've heard that they often break. Luckily, these are in good shape.

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  2. I love those see-through windows on the sides -- brilliant!

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    1. They are great, but I think they are purely for looks. If that's the case they sure look nice!

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  3. Very beautiful typewriter! You are very lucky to have one so nice.

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  4. Especially beautiful in that light, against the wood.

    The glass windows can be popped out, providing access to some of the mechanism, so they aren't purely decorative. Later Royals kept this feature (even though the panels were opaque) up until around 1960.

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    1. Actually, that's how I was able to deep-clean them. The windows can serve another function. If you find that you cannot see the desk under the machine, you need to have your typewriter cleaned.

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  5. A lovely machine. I have long coveted the Royal 10 myself, but even upon finding them in the wild, have never been able to justify taking up that much (more) space.

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    1. They are large and heavy and wonderful. If you can fit only one desktop, the Royal 10 is the best. I also find (this is based on my limited experience) that desktops are more rugged than their portable counterparts.

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  6. Hey, you have to stick a little light underneath and do a webcam of the innards while someone types a letter on that machine!

    cheers
    --mcget/phillytyper

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