25 Oct 2014

Horizontal chromed bands

1936 Royal De Luxe A539135


















I was impressed to find out a few months ago that the chromed bands are actually integrated into the body, rather than separate parts as they are on, for example, Olympia SM3s. That fact, combined with their sheer width, means they have a very massive look to them. As Richard Polt noted yesterday, the vertical black lines are decals, rather than grooves. (I had previously thought they were grooves too)

Sent from my new Royal De Luxe

6 comments:

  1. Sharp-lookin' great-grandaddy there :D

    Standing in a typewriter showroom in 1936, I'd be hard-pressed to make any decisions at all, if I had to pick only one!

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    1. Same here! And if it was open to German typewriters, too, then it would be absolutely impossible!

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  2. absolutely stunningly beautiful!

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  3. Congratulations on getting such a great typewriter!

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  4. Sweet!

    Now I wonder what the relation is among the Royal Quiet (like mine), the Royal De Luxe (like yours), and the Royal Quiet Deluxe.

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    1. From what I can tell, the Quiet, release a year or two after, is the same as a De Luxe but with noise insulation.

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