hurray for google! i think i even found a scanned copy of a 1977 Reader's Digest issue on cleaning the typewriter. I just got bitten recently of the typewriter bug and tomorrow, im digging out my lolo's old Hermes Ambassador that got drenched during Ondoy. If i can restore it, my aunt says I can have it, which means I'll have something from the granddad I've never met. yes I'm excited. And hopefully it will type too. and now for the reason I commented (sorry I digressed), did you know that the Royal Quiet De Luxe is Ernest Hemingway's typewriter of choice? There's still one sitting at his old house in Key West, which they turned into a museum. Just so you know you've got one special typer there.
Hi, I have the very same Typer and it's oh sooo sweet. It is virtually noiseless and is in perfect shape. I bought it for 30.000 chilean pesos (US$65) from this man with a small tent in the largest flea market in Santiago. He had thoroughly cleaned and oiled it, so it works flawlessly. After it I have gonee back and bought about a half dozen machines from him. My last acquisition is a lovely Hermes 3000, also in perfect shape.I think I'm in love with this guy, hahaha.Cheers and beware of typewriter craze. It's highly contagious ;)