Offering a stunning refurbished 1930s Royal Model O (Model A) portable typewriter. The typewriter has deep glossy paint with satin black crinkle details. The typewriter had been partially disassembled for refurbishment, adjustment, and cleaning. It has also been professionally polished and waxed. There are some tiny 1-2 millimeter size paint chips in various spots, very minor imperfections and dust particles in the old ultra glossy paintwork. Near the rear body screws there’s some chipped paint and several old touchups and a couple of new touchups to the glossy paintwork. The top cover is very glossy and has two very thin lines of wear to paint at the left back corner crease & righthand side crease near the platen, and both are nearly invisible unless you’re looking for the two spots. All the glass keys are clear, glossy and clean. The chrome plated metal parts have been cleaned. Due to the exceptional glossiness of the enamel paint, a clear reflection of the antique table surface can be seen on the painted surfaces. The typewriter has pica for a typeface, which is the larger 10 characters per inch. The Model A has tabulation, which wasn’t available on the Model O ‘Standard’ variation. A new high quality black & red ribbon was installed. The top paper rubber guide rollers have some minor splits, but they’re still soft and work properly. All the letter slugs were individually cleaned for crisp type quality. The rubber platen is very smooth. The typewriter types impeccably well, with crisp typeface. An extensive typing test was done to make sure everything moves and operates smoothly. The Royal Model A & Model O varieties are some of the most reliable vintage typewriters from the era, and incredibly easy to use.
The portable Royal comes with a carrying case. There are signs of use and age to the carrying case, with corner & surface wear. The case has been fully cleaned. It also received a coating of a polymer polish, which is semi-gloss, and dry to the touch. The lock works very well. A handsome clean carrying case, and a fine companion to the typewriter.
This is one of the nicest Royal Model A/Model O portable typewriters you will find. Many days went into the refurbishment, and it shows! Click for more details.