1980s Royal Safari
Up for sale is a Royal Safari which was manufactured by Messa in Portugal for Royal sometime between 1980 and 1984. This typewriter is in near mint condition all around, and is fully functional right down to the bell. Despite still being named the "Safari" model, this machine does not closely resemble the earlier American-made Royal Safari machines. This variant is much smaller and lighter, but is still just as easy to use and reliable. This machine uses universal ribbons which are sold on this website. This model has no instructions manual, nor could I locate one online, but this typewriter is extremely easy to learn to use especially if the user has previous experience with a typewriter.
This would not be my very first choice for a machine to write a novel on, but it is definitely capable of such tasks, and can be used heavily and frequently. The portability of this machine is another bonus.