Working Vintage Mid 1950’s Royal Royalite Manual Portable Typewriter – Green – New Ribbon, Case – Made in Holland


Working Royal Royalite vintage, manual portable typewriter available in London, UK. This model was manufactured in the mid 1950’s, when Royal expanded their typewriter production from the USA into Europe.

Despite being of such old age, all mechanisms still work well! Its light responsive keys are designed for fast touch typing, producing a clear print impression. The backspace, carriage return lever, the bell, the shift keys, margins, ribbon colour switch,  the carriage release lever, the paper guide and the paper release have good action. This Dutch made typewriter is fitted with a new black ribbon and the typewriter is ready for immediate use. It comes with the original case which has two comfortable handles.

The overall condition of  the typewriter is good. Minor signs of age and use are present. Please note the key for % and 1/2 does not function.

This green contemporary looking machine would be ideal for writers, authors and journalists, especially in the creative field. The Royal typewriter was one of Ernest Hemingway’s and Ian Fleming’s favourite typewriters.  It would also make a unique gift. Due to the style and the aesthetics of the grey Royal typewriter, it can be used for display purposes like home decor and events such as exhibitions and weddings. It appeals to all generations.

The vintage Royal Royalite typewriter is located in London, UK.

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