1950 Royal RP #RP-7657
Created: 10-29-2017 at 07:53AM
Last Edit: 12-28-2017 at 08:43PM
From the Morton collection, photographed 10/21/17. Missing legs.
This machine differs from mine in that on RP-19-5303714 there is a cover below the keyboard. This machine is missing its legs and leg supports.
RP-19-5303714 doesn't have the KMG style badge or an 'Electric' decal under said badge. That one better matches the original advertisement.
Interesting form of impression control on the left side of the machine.
The other survivor (RP-19-5303714) does't have an 'M-50' decal.
Typebasket with strange touch control mechanism and a run-of-the-mill serif typeface.
The ad I found for the RP series Royal Electric - this ad, or slight variations of it, is the only ad I have yet found for this machine. TIME appears to have been their preferred publishing location.
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