Tag: 1930s Royal Model P

1930s Royal Typewriter, Fully Refurbished


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.

Vintage Typewriters Are Hot


It’s been many years since the vintage typewriter revival started, and the trend is here to stay. We frequently stock fully refurbished 1920s & 1930s models from Royal and Imperial. The Royal typewriters were manufactured in NYC, and they’re built to last many lifetimes. The Imperial typewriters were manufactured in the UK, and are incredibly pleasing to the eye, with lots of chrome, beautiful contours and also built to last many lifetimes. There are a lot of typewriters out there, but finding an early example carefully refurbished and brought back to its full glory is a rarity. All our typewriters are meticulously cleaned, polished, waxed and mechanically serviced, resulting in a reliable machine with beautiful time-warp looks, feel and typing from a bygone era. They’re a real treat to admire and type on.

The typewriter above is a Royal Model P from the early 1930s. It has tabulation, which is an unusual feature for this model. The mocha two-tone brown is outstanding. For more information on this model, please visit Hartong International on Etsy.