Antique Refurbished Depression Era Royal Junior Portable Typewriter c.1930



This is a depression era refurbished Royal Junior portable typewriter in the original case with leather handle. The keys are nickle and glass with black and greenish-yellow letters. This typewriter has smooth typing and the carriage moves properly. It has retained its original finish with minor blemishes. Serial # J29438.

  • CREATOR Royal Typewriter Company.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Steel, Metal, Nickel, Leather.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • DIMENSIONS H 6 in. W 12.5 in. D 11.5 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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