1953 Royal Keystone
Up for sale is an excellent Royal Keystone which was manufactured in 1953. This typewriter is in near mint shape overall, and is completely functional. The crinkle paint finish is in great condition, with only a few areas of minor discoloration. The tweed carrying case is also in impressive shape, and has also been cared for just as well as the typewriter itself. As I mentioned, this typewriter is in fully functional shape, and types very smoothly. This would be a great machine to use heavily and reliably, such as writing a novel. The 'Keystone' is extremely similar to the Quiet De Luxe model- just without a carriage speed adjustment feature. Compared to the other similar Royals with the same body design (Quiet De Luxe, Aristocrat, etc.) this machine is the least common.
This model uses universal ribbons which are sold on this site. The owner's manual can be downloaded for free here: http://www.machinesoflovinggrace.com/manuals/RoyalPortables1953Manual.pdf
Also included is an original Royal cleaning brush.