Typewriter of the typebar frontstrike class, manufactured by the Royal Typewriter Company of New York, U.S.A.

Physical Description

Black-finished metal frame. Plated metal fittings. Cylindrical platen 260 mm wide. 42 typebars in curved horizontal typebasket. Typebasket partly covered by two metal plates shaped to provide clearance for typebars striking front of platen. Ink ribbon carried between two spools on vertical axes. Four-row QWERTY keyboard with 42 character keys. 'MARGIN RELEASE' and 'SHIFT KEY' keys to left of keyboard, 'TABULAR KEY', 'SHIFT LOCK' and 'SHIFT' keys to right. Wooden spacebar along front of keyboard. All keys circular within metal rings. Keys have black lettering on white background. Four non-character keys are larger than character keys. Carriage release lever of bent metal to right of keyboard.

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