Royal Standard Portable from the 1930’s. By sliding the lever in the center above the keys, the typist varies the resistance of the keys to suit their own personal typing method.
This popular Royal offered substantial upgrades from the company’s earlier portables. The list of improvements must have sounded outrageously modern and technical to the consumers of the time: touch control, finger comfort keys, genuine dust protection, accelerating typebar action, scientifically designed controls, all of it was an effort to produce a true precision machine in portable form. Features the famous glossy black paint finish that’s so long lasting, it makes many Royals look perfectly new even decades later.