Saturday, December 11, 2010

The 1947 Royal KMM: A Review...





I would also like to mention that as a Christmas present, the KMM is going to have it's platen sent off to Ames to be re-covered! Yay!




8 comments:

  1. Matt, Love the review. You forgot to call it the Sherman Tank of Typewriters, which it most certainly is. Love the poster behind the typewriter.

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  2. Thanks! I completely agree that is is the Sherman Tank of Typewriters! Also, I have to send you something you'll definitely find very cool! And of course, that poster is right behind the KMM. It's only right! Also, thanks for commenting, something I've never seen you do!

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  3. Great review. I like the old battlehorses. My Letter-Riter is a bit of a battleship, but that makes for smooth sailing, I say.

    Damn, I want one of these now!

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  4. Haha! I agree about the Letter-Riter. I once had one, and it was nice! The way I see it, is that the bigger they are, the smoother they are!

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  5. I couldn't agree with you more on your review. I have a 1941 KMM that was my mother's work typewriter for many years. She brought it home in the 1960's when they got new machines and gave it to me when I was in junior high school around 1971. I used it through high school and after seven years in the army and a couple in various jobs, I took it with me to college in 1988. I still prize it highly and will never get rid of it. Aside from its history it is everything you say it is as a typewriter and more.

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  6. We just got one for our 13 yr old daughter.....also took it to Cambridge Typewriter for some minor work.

    Any manuals around for this model?

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  7. Thanks for the review of this model. I just picked one up today and I'm completely intrigued by it! This could be the best 23 bucks I've spent all year. I'm excited to have a 30 pound typewriter and am looking forward to refurbishing it by myself as much as I can.

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