I got this typewriter earlier today!
Please take a look at this wonderful machine made in USA in the 40s. (Serial Nr: V693214).
Despite its compact look, it's sturdy and well-engineered just like a full-sized standard machine. I like the strong spring-y feels of Remington portables. The platen is still OK and so are the feed rollers. One biggest concern of Pre-50 machines is the degradation of rubber and thank god, this machine doesn't seem to have that problem. Enamal and paint remain intact. (There are some chip-offs though)
What makes this machine so special is the maths symbols. I'd imagine that its first owner is a science professor coz he/she takes good care of this writing tools.
Can I ask a question? Is Royal portable P platen exactly the same as Royal Touch Control O?
Anyone can answer? Thanks a lot!
As I tried to recover the platen, by using the shrink tube method, it ended up like this .....
Anyone could help? This is not only to save a broken typewriter, but also a broken heart. :-(
Please leave a message if you could help. Thanks.