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1957 Royal Royalite Serial # RL-3642468 1957 Royal Royalite typewriter, Serial # RL-3642468 Michael Bartelt's 1957 Royal Royalite typewriter. 2021-01-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Bartelt: 1957 Royal Royalite Serial # RL-3642468 I was beyond stoked to gift this to a cherished friend and fellow teacher who was in search of a compact portable with a hard, faux leather case. Needless to say, I nailed it... find me a case sharper than that, not to mention that striking Halberg green (more on that below).

I was surprised to learn that these particular Royalite models weren’t made in the USA, like many of the brand’s most famous typewriters, but in Holland. My friend, who’s a big comic nerd, was stoked to find out the origin story on his new machine, which evolved from the Halberg Traveler. When Royal did some corporate consolidating in the 50s, they bought out the Dutch manufacturer and started producing these gorgeous, re-branded Royalites out of the old Halberg factory.

1957 Royal Royalite #RL-3642468

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Michael Bartelt (ProtestPoetics)
Created: 10-09-2020 at 04:30PM
Last Edit: 01-09-2021 at 11:56PM


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I was beyond stoked to gift this to a cherished friend and fellow teacher who was in search of a compact portable with a hard, faux leather case. Needless to say, I nailed it... find me a case sharper than that, not to mention that striking Halberg green (more on that below).

I was surprised to learn that these particular Royalite models weren’t made in the USA, like many of the brand’s most famous typewriters, but in Holland. My friend, who’s a big comic nerd, was stoked to find out the origin story on his new machine, which evolved from the Halberg Traveler. When Royal did some corporate consolidating in the 50s, they bought out the Dutch manufacturer and started producing these gorgeous, re-branded Royalites out of the old Halberg factory.

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