This Royal #10 typewriter is in for a general tune up. The only thing broken is the left platen knob. I don’t have any in my parts bin, and I will need to think on either replacing with something similar or just letting it be.
First produced in 1914, the upright Royal 10 was quite popular. This was the classic model with beveled glass sides that would become one of the market leaders. Early No. 10s had two windows through which the machine’s workings could be viewed, and this one like later models, had just one window. Like other Royal models, this one is stylish almost as a bonus – Royals were all designed to be functional, reliable workhorses. We have a number of them in the shop right now, this one being one of the cleanest. Wait until I tell you about the one that had a mouse nest in it! YUK.