Working 1938 Royal Typewriter – New Ribbon, Case – Made in USA


Working vintage Royal manual portable typewriter available in London (U.K.).

According to our research on the serial code, this typewriter was manufactured in 1938. The machine is a rare find as this model was manufactured only between 1935 and 1938.

Despite being of such old age, the machine still functions well! Light responsive keys are designed for fast touch typing, producing a clear print impression. The keys are in metal rims and are protected by a cover to prevent them from wearing off. The backspace, carriage return lever, the shift keys, only one margin setter, the carriage release lever and the paper release have incredibly good action.

This American made typewriter is fitted with a new black ribbon so you can type as soon as you get it, without any difficulty. Also comes with the original case which has a comfortable carry handle.

The model is simple and basic in design and therefore it lacks the bell, the ribbon colour switch and the right margin.

The overall condition of the machine is very good. Minor signs of use and age are present.

The Royal typewriter was one of Ernest Hemingway’s and Ian Fleming’s favourite typewriters.

Therefore it would be a unique gift to inspire typists to be creative. It appeals to all generations and would be a good starting point for someone new to typewriters.


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