Monday, May 14, 2012

Royal Administrator















A Diana (normal carriage) version of this typewriter is for sale on eBay right now if anyone's interested.

Will Davis on the Royal Administrator

Robert Messenger on the Royal Diana

18 comments:

  1. still - a classy looking machine in administrative green.

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  2. I like the protective wings under the carriage ends. Very nice machine!

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  3. Well, I *didn't* want one until you started putting up pr0ny pictures of one. Sigh.

    How apt that an Administrator is used to do... administration.

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  4. Very nice machine! I like Royal's Magic Margin feature too, but I've always thought they should have included an automatic right margin feature on my Arrow portable; does yours have it? Or the Magic Margin works only on the left margin of the document?

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    1. The Magic Margin works on both sides. It's a little easier to use on the left, though -- you just push the carriage to the left while operating the MM, whereas on the right you have to hold the carriage release at the same time.

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  5. Handsome typewriter. I like the circular molding underneath the typebars cover where the ribbon spools are, makes sense. Never knew such a model existed, never knew there was a German Royal for that matter. I learn a new thing each time I visit here, thanks for sharing, Richard.

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  6. That is one fantastic typewriter. I like everything about it. It has such a nice color scheme with the green housing and keys. The typeface is very nice and clean and with the blue ribbon it becomes a very exquisite typewriter.

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  7. Everything's coming up Royals! :D

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  8. Must be Spring -- the Typosphere seems to be absolutely blooming these days with reports of new-found machines!

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  9. Beautiful typewriter, and your photos are gorgeous and professional-looking as always.

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  10. Definitely wouldn't have guessed that's a Royal apart from - you know - the giant ROYAL badge on it. Nice find.

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  11. It's a really beautiful machine. I didn't even know this model existed. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I never saw this model of typewriter, looks great!

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  13. That's a high class casting for a ribbon cover!

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  14. Looks practically unused! Great find.

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  15. I dig it!. We I was growing up, we had a Chevy Malibu station wagon almost that same color.

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  16. Found one at an estate sale yesterday! You hit the nail on the head with "solid, smooth and snappy." Mine has a lazy h and the feet are a total loss. But the little typing I was able to do before handing it over to Bill for repair was really nice. I just need to work out how I'm going to manufacture gray rubber feet...

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    1. Congratulations! These are not easy to find and they are fine typewriters.

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