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1908 Royal Standard No. 1

1908 Royal Standard No. 1

I do not have a large typewriter collection, and many typewriters in my collection are quite ordinary, but I have lately acquired a 1908 Royal Standard No. 1, which is in fairly nice condition. Royal entered the typewriter market in 1906, and subsequently went on to become a leader in the industry; however, the Standard, somewhat awkwardly shaped (I think it looks like a cash register or adding machine), was not an overwhelming success.

I will be posting more photos and comments later, but you can read about the Standard at Machines of Loving Grace (here).

Note: I also own a Standard No. 5, but it is in very poor condition.

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