1970 Royal Sprite
Up for sale is a small Royal Sprite which was made in Japan in 1970. This typewriter is a nice lightweight machine, the body parts and carrying case lid are plastic. This machine is in fully functional shape, and is also in great cosmetic condition. Although this typewriter is fully functional and reliable, it's not ideal for heavy writing compared to other machines. This typewriter uses universal ribbons sold on this site. Unfortunately there are no free copies of the owner's manual for this particular model, however the following manual is worth reading: https://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/SearsPresident12.pdf
If you're in the market for a cheaper small portable that can still be used frequently for smaller writing tasks, then this is a great option.