This little portable came to me with a ribbon vibrator missing half the goal posts. It was a Christmas gift of the best kind, a typewriter. The customer and I chatted and if I could not find a replacement vibrator from our stock I would repair it. After a studious search through our typewriter hospital, no luck. You can’t have a typewriter with the ribbon flopping all over.
I matched the gauge of the metal as close as possible, referenced a couple photos from www.typewriterdatabase.com, then duplicated the tiny little arms that hold the ribbon.
The paper rollers were a bit flat, so off with those and new rollers on. This nice Royal is back to typing quite nice. Also, check out the latch from the case. It is ornate in its simplicity. It looks like a doorway to heaven.