A previous customer of mine sent me a message today. She is wondering if I’d part with another typewriter. She previously purchased a Royal KMM from me. It was a great machine, and I’m happy to hear that she is still using it. I mentioned an Underwood Champion with which I’d be willing to part, but she seems hooked on Royals. At present, I have two Royal 10s, a Royal P that I need to repair, and a Royal O that, barring a missing fraction slug, is in excellent condition. I suppose the first question is whether I need two Royal 10s. One, in pristine condition, is a 1937 with single glass. The other, with a wide carriage, is from 1916 with double glass.
They both type very well, although the old fellow needs a little cleaning. Together the pair demonstrate the success of the Royal 10. That’s twenty-one years between them.
Then there is the Royal P I discovered in San Antonio while visiting my girlfriend:
I fixed it before, but it took a small fall. I think I can get it working well again. All of these machines are from my glass-key collection. I’m not sure if I want to sell, but I do love to spread the typewriter revolution. The one machine I won’t part with is the 1937 Royal 10.