A 1931 Royal P Typewriter.

I picked up this 1931 portable Royal today. The platen is in fine shape. The paint is excellent. The rollers are in pretty good shape. Most of the mechanics are clean, but the escapement wheel won’t budge. I managed to move it with a screwdriver, so I think it’s simply a matter of cleaning it. What mystifies me is all of these typewriters with localized gunk while other parts are clean. I suspect that WD40 is to blame in this case. I’m not sure I can clean this in Texas. Hopefully I can fix it up in Florida, assuming the shipping gods are on my side.

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  1. Looks gorgeous. Is that real wood, wood effect, or something else?

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    1. mcfeats says:

      It’s metal. The Royal Ps have a few unusual surfaces. From what I understand, they were belatedly trying to break into the portable business that Underwood and Remington dominated.

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      1. Interesting. Thanks.

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