So after being terribly excited over my typewriter, my father and I started doing research on it, just for fun. Turns out my typewriter is from 1936 and in primo condition, worth around $500 or more. My father actually found a place where you can purchase one in the same condition as mine, for decoration, for a small price of $867! For decoration!
I think I will just keep mine for using. I like it so much just for typing. And just to show off some of it’s features, here is a bit of information about it. Enjoy!
Serial # A569018
The DeLuxe is very similar to the Portable Standard in style and function. It has the addition of a tabulator, a paper guide, and of course its signature “crinkle” finish and chromed bands. Down the road, the DeLuxe would be merged with the short-lived Quiet model and become one of Royal’s most popular models, the Quiet DeLuxe.
via Royal Typewriters.
- The Royal Old Friend (inkwellsplatters.wordpress.com)