Made in 1959
The typestyle is Pica (10 characters per inch) and the carriage width is 9.75 inches
Case Colour is Mid-Grey, with Light Grey Ribbon Cover and Carriage
I have dismantled, cleaned, lubricated and adjusted this machine for best performance
In 1955, the American Royal company wanted a modern, lightweight portable typewriter to complement their range. To achieve this, they simply bought an existing typewriter factory in Holland and with the addition of a restyled outer casing, created the ' Royalite'. It proved to be a shrewd move because production continued until 1966, by which time Royal had been taken over and the 'Royalite' replaced with a cheaper machine sourced from Japan. A pleasant entry-level machine, the Royalite features a 42-character keyboard and a fold-up blade paper rest. It comes with a substantial and smart leatherette carry case.
In good condition, fully refurbished and with a nice supple platen, this machine has many more years of reliable service to give. Although fitted with new ribbon fabric wound onto the original metal spools, the 'Royalite' also takes a modern, readily-available ribbon.