|The new one is the one on the left. They don't have a whole lot different between them. I still prefer the Philosophizer though.|
|$40. A little screwy but fixable. Easy to pass up.|
|$45. Less easy to pass up, but not worth it to me. It could be a workhorse for someone. All the wear and damage seems to be cosmetic.|
Nice selection! Oh sure, you can find the older Royals. I have seen so many early 50's QDL's and 'crats and nothing in the early date ranges.ReplyDelete
It was just a very lucky day.Delete
Handsome Aristocrat, totally worth it in my opinion.ReplyDelete
I agree! Thanks!Delete
Interesting keys on that Remington Rand; they look like they were replaced in the '50s.ReplyDelete
Seems wise to get a backup of your favorite model. It can donate parts if necessary, or type if the Philosophizer needs to go to the shop.
I was wondering about the keys, I just assumed the machine was late 40s. It felt really nice but it was beat up and I only have space (and $) for so many standards.Delete
Two Royal's on a bench eh? I think I might have to replicate this... :PReplyDelete
Nice machines though.
On the other hand, you're a greater man than I - passing up on both of those machines.
Hello Peter, Thanks for posting your collection. I just just got one serial #2152870 and from the discretion what is was getting was a typewriter used for parts. Although it looks a bit rough and wormed the space bar has aged cracking and has suffered a chunk missing I was surprised to type with it was a beautiful feel to the keys and typing. I'd like your opinion as an-enthusiast how do you feel about a painted or covered hermes? Let me just qualify the question this typewriter is very ugly looking and its too far marked and scuffed to clean. Thanks M an-enthusiast as wellReplyDelete
I am confused by this. And who is Peter?Delete