Rooy ultraflat portable #27912 (1953) (my collection):
1930s Rooy standard B44 (seen online a while ago):
Rooy Intermédiaire 28 #301088 (1938) (my collection):
Remington Noiseless 8 #E36907 (1937) (my collection):
As seen on leboncoin.fr:
According to one French collector whom Marc consulted, this model is the SB (Semi-Bureau), made 1950-1954; the glossy version was probably produced toward the end of this period. Other collectors have called it the IN (Inter) model. But according to this brochure, it is the Standard Minor -- and I have seen a few examples with that name (under "Rooy") on their paper table. So for now, given this evidence, I'll call it the Standard Minor.
The typewriter has a very effective way of controlling and feeding the paper once you've typed on it:
Gotta love the curly numerals on the line spacing selector:
The ribbon covers rotate very smoothly out of the way. The pieces under the ribbon cover up nearly everything on both sides of the typebasket, creating a very enclosed appearance.
Separated at birth?
Marc is sending me a couple of plastic buttons to top my margin stops. But I couldn't wait to share this typewriter online.