I bought this because of the gold colour. The vendor and I thought it might have been repainted, but it appears to be original. Based on another gold FP listed in the database, my best guess as to year of manufacture would be 1961. When you press the red Royal logo on the front, the ribbon cover flips up, a feature similar to the Underwood Golden Touch De Luxe in my collection
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.