I have some bids out, and am waiting for a few machines to arrive, but I think I'm done with mail order. Ebay and Etsy provide both bargains and horror stories, but frankly I'm out of patience with the both of them. Also out of space as far as storage goes. I was up most of the night with a similar Royal Sabre and an 890, trying to figure out how certain things should work and why they don't. Essentially, they're both parts machines. I am waiting on another Royal Sabre that hopefully they'll provide parts for...but who knows. I may just have three parts machines a few days from now. I like the idea of being able to fix something, and in fact just fixed an old Montgomery-Ward Escort a few days ago, but it's not that easy. I am utterly and completely out of space, and that also includes work space where I can take these things apart if necessary.
I don't know. I've been neglecting my responsibilities lately. I am behind schedule on my writing and should be doing that. Just very, very tired. Will be taking some photos of a few more typewriters in the coming days and posting them. Just be aware that there are now two hybrid Frankenwriters now, one a Sabre/890 and one an 890/Sabre. They changed the body material from metal to plastic between 1966 and 1972. You know that? It's weird.