“It’s Alive!”: A Salvaged 1931 Royal P

 

As I mentioned some days ago, I picked up this 1931 Royal P in Texas. The exterior is in good shape, but its internals have given me a heap of problems. The escapement wheel was jammed and the escapement assemblage in general needed some patient adjustments. I finally got it working tonight, albeit the uppercase sticks. The rollers are not bad, but it could use a fresh set. The platen is in good shape. The slugs need a little cleaning. Overall, I feel that I’ve saved this typer from becoming mere decor or, even worse, a sacrifice for jewelry.

 

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