1921 Royal Model No. 10
Up for sale is a beautiful Royal Standard Model No. 10 which was made in America in 1921. This Model 10 is an earlier variant, with double glass panels on each side, as well as a carriage-shift mechanism instead of a basket shift. Despite its old age, this typewriter is in near mint shape, with only some light cosmetic flaws on the paint, which still largely shines like a mirror. The metal is only very lightly pitted, but shows this machine's age authentically. The labels are still very crisp and are all in-tact; even the labels on the rear of the body.
Mechanically, this machine is perfect and is fully functional right down to the bell. This machine types extremely smoothly, and has a very light touch, which you would find surprising for this machine's character. This typewriter types in a slightly smaller typeface (12 characters per inch instead of 10) which is referred to as "elite."The platen and feed rollers are still in good shape, as are the rubber feet.
The owner's manual for the Royal 10 can be downloaded here: https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/Royal10.pdf
This typewriter does not use universal ribbons, however you can re-thread the original spools with ribbon from the universal spools sold on this site, or you can purchase ribbons elsewhere made for the Royal Desktops. Additionally, the following spools will work: https://kytyper.com/products/black-typewriter-ribbon-for-royal-desktop-typewriters-kmm-hh-etc
If you’re looking to write a novel or compose anything else that requires a lot of heavy typing, but still want the authentic feel of an original machine with glass keys from the 20s, then this machine is not only a great workhorse, but a beautiful and somewhat uncommon collection piece.