What is the quietest portable typewriter?

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November 24, 2013 · 12:30 pm

3 responses to “What is the quietest portable typewriter?

  1. A lot depends on the condition of the platen and the particular adjustment of the machine, but a Royal Quiet De Luxe can be very discreet. Yesterday I tried an early-’60s Skyriter that was surprisingly quiet. The “noiseless” portables avoid sharp taps, but they are hardly silent.

  2. Late 40’s Royal QDL, and most 50’s era Hermes Rocket/Babys. These are the quietest I own, and platen hardening doesn’t seem to make them much louder.

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