Monday, 1 April 2013

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Correction: It’s actually an Underwood 3. To my amateur eyes, the 5 and 3 look the same.

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11 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful Royal. And your parents are clearly awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Scott. I've barely used the Royal - I just keep looking at it.
      And yes, I can't disagree about my parents.

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  2. Happy birthday, Jasper. Great birthday gift! You will forever remember your 15th.

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    1. Thanks, Robert. I couldn't agree more. I'm fairly sure I won't be forgetting this one any time soon.

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  3. Happy Birthday! Congratulations on that fine looking Royal and 1984 both are great gifts.

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    1. Thanks, Bill. And I'll be checking out your platen knob solution as suggested by Vikram below. Hopefully it's the "answer".

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  4. Happy birthday dude! I love the fact that those (please correct me if I'm wrong here) brand new Pelican ribbons spools are still compatible with an 83 year old Royal. I'll be damned if we'll still be able to insert a CD or DVD into a computer in 2096!!

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    1. It's fairly brilliant, don't you think? A simple thing devised yonks ago is still manufactured and is still compatible.
      Well, I failed to find the floppy drive on my new laptop if that prevents you from being damned.

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  5. Congratulations! And thanks for sharing--it must have Ben awesome to get that book AND typewriter one after the other.

    Try out Bill M.'s solution for the platen knob...maybe this'll help.

    http://offountainpenstypewriters.blogspot.com/2012/01/tale-of-hermes-3000-substitute-platen.html

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    1. Thanks, Vikram.

      Awesome is the word that I've been using, too.

      And thanks for suggesting Bill's platen knob solution. It looks like it's just the thing I need.

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  6. A Royal like that is still pretty high on my want list. I am very happy for you!

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