Royal Typewriters were based in New York and by the late 1920's were one of the best selling portable typewriter brands . Ian Fleming used a Royal typewriter to write his James Bond books and this model was popular with Ernest Hemingway.
This Royal Companion portable was made in 1941 and is in lovely coffee colour with a crinkle effect finish and two wonderful satin stripes running down the typewriter at each side . It is in a fantastic condition for its age with only a few marks mainly at the back and one mark near the carriage lever .It has the old style silver chrome and glass covered keys which are in black with creme coloured numbers and letters . These are also in a nice condition with just some very minor discolouration to some .
It has the Royal logo in silver on the front and the "Companion " logo on the back of the carriage as well as on the manufacturers details on the back. It has two metal spools and the silver chromework is in a nice condition.
The typewriter is in full working order, types well and we have given it a clean , service and re lubricated it as well as fitting a new ribbon , so its all ready for you to start typing on .Its a very nice compact size being 25 cms wide x 27 cms deep x 12 cms high .
There is a case which is in a tan colour and in a lovely condition . The covering to the wooden case is marked in places but the handle and latch are working well and in a fantastic condition .
It has a serial number CD190282 which dates it to 1941.We also include a copy of an original manual .
This is a lovely Royal portable typewriter in good working order and a fabulous condition for its age .