Antique Art Deco Royal Portable Typewriter c.1936



An antique Art Deco Royal portable typewriter in high gloss black. Original case with leather handle. The keys are nickle and glass with black and gold letters. This typewriter has smooth typing and the carriage moves properly. It has retained its original finish with minor blemishes. Serial # O-498530.

  • CREATOR Royal Typewriter Company.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Steel, Metal, Nickel, Leather.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • DIMENSIONS H 6 in. W 13 in. D 12 in.


The Royal Typewriter Company was founded by Edward B. Hess and Lewis C. Myers in January 1904 in a machine shop in Brooklyn, New York. The advertising and marketing in the 1930s for this model stated "Designed for children, housewives and letter writers."

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