This is a customer machine brought in for all sorts of stuff; new feet, frame spacers, ribbon covers, bent type bars, etc. WIDE Carriage alert! A big twenty inches wide is this Royal KHM from 1938 with Special Characters.
Was this an engineering machine, a map maker machine? Enquiring minds want to know.
Notice the ribbon feed modification, one direction only.
The typewriter came with remnants of a single use Roytype ribbon. We kept that roll and put standard 1/2 inch wide ribbon on the spools to make the machine usable. Check out the photos.