This is a customer’s and made by Rooy in 1950 and is a nice example of the French made typewriter. It folds into the clamshell cover.
This little Roxy is in very good shape and when my customer bought it the typewriter was missing the ribbon spools. While half inch ribbon is common, this machine takes a 7/16 inch wide ribbon on a keyed spool.
This put me on the hunt. First into the copious bins full of weird sized ribbon spools, then onto the interwebs to contact my ribbon suppliers. I stock bulk ribbon in many widths; 7/16, 1/2, 9/16 and 1-1/2 as I never know what may come into the shop. Metal ribbon spools on the other hand can be a chore to find.
After a couple months, one of my suppliers called after finding a close match and sent them my way. They only needed a few modifications, then fit like they were in love.
The engineering on this model is sublime and the ribbon feed mechanism is a joy to watch.