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Royal Quiet repaint (before)

by | May 3, 2021 | Royal | 6 comments

OUCH!

I snapped up this 1938 Royal Quiet at an antique mall in 2014 (here’s my original post about it). I could see right away that the paint was flaking and ought to be redone, at least on the top and in the back.

But it’s such a pretty machine, and not common. I love its details.

Well, this weekend a professional typewriter restorer and seller offered to repaint the whole thing for me, preserving the chrome and the Dick Hoyt decal. I am jumping at the opportunity.
If it comes out well, you will see an “after” post on this blog.
 

6 Comments

  1. Bill M

    I hope all turns out well. I'm anxious to see the results.

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  2. Ted

    Best of luck – should be beautiful! (:

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  3. Doug Freeman

    Love those "banded" Royals from that era, especially when the black vertical stripes (decals?!) are intact. Never even knew there was a "Quiet" though, only familiar with the De Luxe. About the unreliable left margin you mentioned in the original post, it seems a lot of machines (at least that I have) suffer from that. Is there any one thing that usually accounts for that, which you can point to for troubleshooting?

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  4. Richard P

    See if the rack that the margin stops slide on can be moved slightly to the left or right. Sometimes its position is adjustable, and you can get it into a sweet spot.

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