Tag: 1930s Royal Model O

1930s Royal ‘Standard’ Model O Portable Typewriter, Fully Refurbished, Glossy Black

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Offering a gorgeous refurbished 1930s Royal Model O portable typewriter with its original carrying case. The typewriter had been partially disassembled for refurbishment, adjustment, and cleaning. It has also been professionally polished and waxed. There are a few of tiny touchups, some tiny paint chips, minor waviness in the paint, small scratches and minor imperfections/dust particles in the old glossy paintwork. For being approximately 90 years old, the paintwork is excellent. All the glass keys are clear and clean. The nickel plated metal parts have been cleaned, with some minor patina to the alloy and galvanized metals. 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. A new high quality black & red ribbon has been installed, and the platen is very smooth with very minor signs of use. All the letter slugs were individually cleaned for crisp type quality. There’s a new extra strong hemp draw-band attached to the mainspring. Several springs were also replaced. There are no reproduction rubber feet available for Royal portables of this era. All four rubber feet are hard, but grip a table surface nicely. One of the rubber feet has the inside edge missing, but it’s not visible, unless you turn the typewriter over. Just make sure to always lock the typewriter into its carrying case to keep the feet and other parts from getting damaged while in transit. Mechanically, the typewriter is in mint working condition. It types impeccably well, with crisp typeface. An extensive typing test was done to make sure everything moves and operates smoothly. The Royal ‘Standard’ Model O is one of the most reliable vintage typewriters from the era, and incredibly easy to use.

The portable Royal comes with its original carrying case, and a printed copy of the manual. There are signs of use and age to the carrying case, with corner & surface wear. A few edges of the rexine leather cloth had to be reattached with an adhesive, which is common for a 90+ year old typewriter case. The case has been fully cleaned. It also received a coating of a polymer polish on the inside and outside surfaces, which is semi-gloss, and dry to the touch. The lock works very well. Just press it firmly when you wish to close it.

This is one of the nicest Royal Model O ‘Standard’ portable typewriters you will find. A lot of hours went into the refurbishment, and it shows! Click for more details.

Vintage 1930s Royal ‘Standard’ Model O Portable Typewriter, Refurbished

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Offering a stunning refurbished 1930s Royal Model O portable typewriter with its original carrying case. The typewriter had been partially disassembled for refurbishment, adjustment, and cleaning. It has also been professionally polished and waxed. There some very minor imperfections to the ultra glossy paintwork. All the glass keys are clear, glossy and individually clean. The nickel plated metal parts have been cleaned and polished to match the “showroom” glossy deep black paint. 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. A new high quality black & red ribbon was installed, and the platen shows minor signs of use. All the letter slugs were individually cleaned for crisp type quality. It types impeccably well, with crisp typeface. An extensive typing test was done to make sure everything moves and operates smoothly. The Royal ‘Standard’ Model O is one of the most reliable vintage typewriters from the era, and incredibly easy to use.

The portable Royal comes with its original carrying case, and a copy of the manual. 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. A handsome clean carrying case, and a fine companion to the typewriter.

This is one of the nicest Royal Model O ‘Standard’ portable typewriters you will find. A lot of hours went into the refurbishment, and it shows.

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The Royal typewriter comes with a one (1) year warranty on the draw band (the cord which makes the typewriter carriage move). In the unlikely event the draw band should ever need to be replaced during this period, send it back to us for the service work free of charge. Shipping charges not included.

All our typewriters are professionally packaged with a great deal of care. Within the lower 48 states, the typewriter will ship by UPS Ground insured. Additional shipping fees to Alaska & Hawaii via USPS.

Note: International shipping by request. Please be in contact for exact international shipping rates to your country. Some countries will cost less to ship, and others more. Give us your international location, and we’ll get the exact shipping costs for you. The international shipping rate quoted is an estimate, and will differ by country.