1946 Royal KMM, in for repairs. Belongs to a local Rockabilly/Vintage shop called The Green Gurl.
NOMDA Dealer Peterson Brooke & Steiner in Prescott – Nice sticker probably applied in 1946 when the machine was sold. Phone number is “41” – Prescott was a very tiny town in 1946.
Ribbon Reverse mechanism was malfuntional for 2 reasons: the spools on the machine were Olivetti spools lacking the drop-down reversing tab and the drive gear for the leftside ribbon drive had fallen off. Luckily I found the gear stuck to a blob of grease inside the machine. Very lucky break, that.
Sometimes you pick up rare stuff you don’t have any real use for because you *may someday* have a use for it, and when you do need it, you’ll be glad you have it I recently picked up a couple pairs of NOS Royal Standard ribbon spools, so I had shiny new spools to replace the Olivetti ones with.
Dymo sticker showing date of platen replacement. That might have been some 50+ years ago, but the platen is still soft and in great condition.
Ribbon cover detached. I’ll have to dig up 4 of the proper-sized machine screws, as all the screws were missing.