1946 Royal Quiet De Luxe
Up for sale is a beautiful Royal Quiet De Luxe which was manufactured in 1946- shortly after Royal resumed its civilian production of typewriters following WWII. This typewriter is fully functional right down to the bell, however it is not quite perfect. Despite spending a significant amount of time trying to tweak the F key, the typebar still does not return completely to the starting position, although it's extremely slight and is only really noticeable when the typebasket cover is raised. A second pair of experienced eyes may be able to find the problem (something is likely very slightly bent out of place) and find a solution. This correlates to the top of the "f" not being completely printed on the paper, as you can see in the type sample. This is not extremely noticeable as I said, however it is a flaw that I needed to share.
Everything else on this machine is fully functional, and is an excellent machine to type on. I would recommend it for heavy and frequent use if you don't mind the f key not fully printing like the others.
Cosmetically, this machine looks amazing. The crinkle paint was cleaned thoroughly with hand cleaner and toothpaste, and the result was both satisfying and stunning. The paint looks like new, and the labels are hardly worn on the rear of the body.
The carrying case has a lot of wear, which is not surprising considering it is leather with fabric covering the wood structure. Despite the wear, the case is still very sturdy and does its job as it should. '
Universal ribbons fit this machine perfectly, and are sold on this site.
The owner's manual can be downloaded for free here: http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/1941rqd.pdf