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Details about  Vintage Antique 1937 ROYAL KHM 10" Typewriter Mechanical Writing Type Machine

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Vintage Antique 1937 ROYAL KHM 10" Typewriter Mechanical Writing Type Machine
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Item condition:

Very good mechanical and collectible condition (has some handling marks)

23 Jul, 2013 12:08:15 AEST
US $475.00
Approximately AU $670.76(including postage)
US $88.70 (approx. AU $125.26) Standard Postage | See details
Item location:
Potosi, Missouri, United States


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Last updated on  23 Jul, 2013 07:29:18 AEST  View all revisions

Item specifics

Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been used previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: Very good mechanical and collectible condition (has some handling marks)
Country of Manufacture: United States Brand: ROYAL

 We have for your consideration a wonderful Opportunity to own this Collectible Classic,

((( Vintage 1937 ROYAL KHM 10" Mechanical Writing Machine )))

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Note: This machine will require special packaging, please see shipping cost breakdown at end of listing. 

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  We are sure that you will be proud to display this 1937 Royal KHM with 10" carriage. It has been meticulously inspected, and tested and is in very good working condition

A little Royal history: By the 1930s, Royal had long since grown to be one of the leading typewriter companies in the world, firmly established along with Underwood and Remington as one of the Big Three. This Desk Model is an appealing updated version of the famous Royal No. 10, known as one of the best manual machines ever made. This new model is distinguished by its metal side panels instead of beveled glass. Like many Royals, this one features the very durable black paint that makes it appear new even after decades of use.

This  Classic is ready for your desk top, or put on display, and or both.  

This is the of 1937 ROYAL KHM Model and was given the Serial Number KHM 2082401  

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DISPOSITION: We do want to mention after the meticulous testing and examining of this machine there are a few details that you should be aware of. The Glass Chromed capped keys have acquired some stains and light wear after the last 76 years. Although the characters are all readable there are a few that are harder to see than others. The machine also has handling marks around the edges where some paint has been chipped off. Although "working as designed", there has been repairs to the paper bail assembly in years past. Please examine the photos carefully for grade quality and the overall disposition of this vintage 1937 collectible.

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This KHM is essentially an update to the Model 10, with the metal inserts replacing glass windows. Note the curved scale incorporated into the right-side panel. It's the indicator for a touch-control adjustment wheel located at the lower center of the back of the machine. There does appear to be a light stain of red paint just above the scale. 

The decals are still very present, but they do have some wear. 

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 The carriage return seems to glide along without a hitch, and you will hear a distinctive "ding" at the end of each line; also the right margin stop on this model does not operate as some others machines. When you are typing you will hear the bell at the end of each line, and as you go further the carriage will not stop as other machines, but the keys will stop functioning. If you need to continue typing you hit the Margin Release key, the keys will start functioning again.

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This is a classic that you will be proud to display and use for many years to come. 

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We have replaced the old ribbon with a new Black and Red ribbon for your convenience making it ready to type on as soon as you get it unpacked.    

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This nice collectible is classified as an "Pica", typing at 10 characters per inch.

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The letter "E" doesn't show up very well in the photos but it is readable. Also the 1/4 & 1/2 key has been replaced and is not original. Our biggest concern with these machines, are the mechanics. 

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We want to make sure everything is functioning "as designed" to the best of our ability for your typing pleasure.

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Our machines have been cleaned, lubricated, inspected and tested, and then inspected again before shipping.   

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Functionally, the letter keys are very responsive and work flawlessly especially after the cleaning and lubrication process.  

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The finish still shines up nicely. 

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  The opening under the stencil is where the touch-control adjustment wheel is located.  

A shroud was applied around the mechanism that actually sets the tab stops in the tab stop rack on the carriage. 

 Simply just a wonderful addition to your vintage office or collection.  Overall, it is just a very classy machine in great mechanical condition. 

A nice collectible machine that is also fun to type on!

 << We specialize in packing your valuables with "extra care", to survive the shipping process >> 

Note on Shipping Cost: This heavy and fragile machine will require extra protection for shipment. It will be shipped with an internal wood protective skeletal frame designed to fit the inside the shipping box. The cost of labor and materials has been added to the shipping cost. This packing system works very well for these heavy fragile machines. You would not want your valuable investment damaged during the shipping process.

Thank you for understanding. 

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Please feel free to ask any questions whatsoever, and I’ll do my best to answer them.

This machine has received a good cleaning inside and out. It has been lubricated and is working as designed. 

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Outfit your vintage office with this 1937 ROYAL KHM-10 Typewriter:

International Buyers: Due to the size and how this machine must be packaged, it can only be shipped "Global Express Guaranteed". Before you buy", you will have to contact us with your full shipping address, including zip code for  the proper shipping cost.


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 A note about our Typewriters: We have been professionally refurbishing typewriters for years, and have many satisfied customers “all over the world”.  We give each and every machine the same exact quality service. These intricate machines takes hours and sometimes days to clean, repair and lubricate. We thoroughly test and repair if necessary all mechanics that are involved in making each machine function as they were designed.   Our goal is to give you a product that you will be happy and proud , to display.         Our number one concern is to confirm that your new machine operates as it was designed. Although we do clean the machine inside and out, you might find some light accumulations of debris in the hidden crevices. We do not take the machine completely apart during our servicing of the machine, unless it is necessary to repair it. We will, to the best of our ability repair any and all malfunctions or inform you of the problem that could not be repaired. As stated our biggest concern is to make sure that your new machine willwork for you as designed.  If you need any other photos or information on this nice machine please contact us.

Thank and God Bless You


                                                      PURCHASING, SHIPPING & RETURN POLICY

Unless our product is advertised with free shipping we ask you to please hold off paying until we send

you the invoice, this could eliminate any problems after the sale over the shipping cost. We require payment within 3 days from the time the auction ends. We prefer payment via PayPal.

Customer satisfaction is very important to us therefore we do accept returns. If you are dissatisfied with your item(s) in any way please contact me as soon as possible. We ask that you ship the item back to us within 3 days. We do not require that it arrive in 3 days just that it is shipped within 3 days. We will inspect the item to ensure it is in the same condition as when it left our store. Providing the item is undamaged, a refund will be given for the item itself but not for shipping cost.

Ø     Hawaii and Alaska customers must contact us for shipping cost.


Ø     We ship 5 days a week, Mon-Fri and do our best to ship items as soon as payment clears. Most items will be shipped within 2-3 business days (3-4 during holiday season)


Ø       I ask that you please keep shipping expectations realistic. Keep in mind that first Class shipping may take up to 5-10 business days to arrive after leaving our location. FIRST CLASS POSTAGE IS THE CHEAPEST FOR A REASON Priority shipping usually takes around 3-5 business days to arrive after leaving our location.


Ø       Insurance / Overnight / Express / UPS shipping services are all available upon request.


Ø       APO/FPO shipping: If you have an APO/FPO address please keep your shipping expectations realistic. Our Military customers are very important to us therefore we ship to your locations around the world.


Ø     International customers will be responsible for any customs charges. We will not mark any item as “Gift” or change the declared value.


Ø       International customers, if you DO NOT receive your item or if your item is damaged in any way, DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, WE CANNOT and WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE, for the delivery!!





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