Sunday, August 11, 2013

Refurbished Royal Quiet Deluxe, 1951

This typewriter was manufactured in 1951, but has been thoroughly refurbished, to the point that it feels brand-new. 

I purchased my Quiet Deluxe from Bremerton Office Machines, located on the fifth floor of this building. My typewriter even came with a six-month warranty. 

This is the well-hidden dealer label on this machine. 
Bremerton Office Machines was founded in 1948, by Robert Montgomery. Sixty-five years later, Mr. Montgomery is still repairing typewriters. His father sold Underwoods, opening his shop in 1908. His website is . He wholeheartedly recommends the Royal Quiet Deluxe as a typewriter. He told me that the basic mechanical design goes back to the late 1920s. He also told me a story about Royal's fiberglass typewriter cases. The cases were custom ordered from a luggage manufacturer; each one cost Royal $24. Royal sued the manufacturer over the quality of the cases (they did not last well under heavy use)

If you are ever in the market for a refurbished typewriter, and are in the Bremerton, Washington area, check out Bremerton Office Machines.

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