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195X Royal Brillant Serial # 1248 195X Royal Brillant typewriter, Serial # 1248 Hein Reinders's 195X Royal Brillant typewriter. 2022-05-17 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Hein Reinders: 195X Royal Brillant Serial # 1248 Royal Brillant
Full metal machine is a black case
Acc. to Laurenz van Gaalen, the Brillant is a Royal somewhere between a Royalite 120 and a Royal Parade
The serialnumber is a bit strange with 1248 and dating is difficult. Again acc. to Laurenz, judging from the ribbon hopper, it is built after 1965.
It has a button for tab set and clear on its left and a tab-key on the right. The mechanism has a provision for another button on thee right side, see photo.
It has two color ribbon with color selection mechanism laying flat under the machine.
There is an automatic ribbon reverse. This is a delicate mechanism in which the 'end of ribbon ring' cocks the reversing-mechanism. Any next key that is pressed, fires the reverse mechanism. This is not new to this machine but I find it clever to use the rising ribbon tension merely as a sensor and the energy of the typist to perform the actual revers-action.
There is a transport lock (my Halberg has the threaded hole for the lever, but no lever)
Its mechanical design reminds me of the Halberg. The mechanism for the CR lever is similar to that of the Junior.
The mounting of the housing suggests that the bare mechanics can be dressed in several suits, see picture

195X Royal Brillant #1248

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Hein Reinders (heinemaat)
Created: 05-14-2022 at 09:16AM
Last Edit: 05-17-2022 at 02:14AM


Description:

Royal Brillant
Full metal machine is a black case
Acc. to Laurenz van Gaalen, the Brillant is a Royal somewhere between a Royalite 120 and a Royal Parade
The serialnumber is a bit strange with 1248 and dating is difficult. Again acc. to Laurenz, judging from the ribbon hopper, it is built after 1965.
It has a button for tab set and clear on its left and a tab-key on the right. The mechanism has a provision for another button on thee right side, see photo.
It has two color ribbon with color selection mechanism laying flat under the machine.
There is an automatic ribbon reverse. This is a delicate mechanism in which the 'end of ribbon ring' cocks the reversing-mechanism. Any next key that is pressed, fires the reverse mechanism. This is not new to this machine but I find it clever to use the rising ribbon tension merely as a sensor and the energy of the typist to perform the actual revers-action.
There is a transport lock (my Halberg has the threaded hole for the lever, but no lever)
Its mechanical design reminds me of the Halberg. The mechanism for the CR lever is similar to that of the Junior.
The mounting of the housing suggests that the bare mechanics can be dressed in several suits, see picture

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

bottom cover plate
bottom cover plate

versatile fitting for a case over the type-engine. Each bracket is crewed to the chassis, the screws with the rubber rings are mounted to the blue casting and will hold the bottom cover plate later on.
See also the curved bar at the bottom. It s curve reminds me of a Hermes Baby
versatile fitting for a case over the type-engine. Each bracket is crewed to the chassis, the screws with the rubber rings are mounted to the blue casting and will hold the bottom cover plate later on. See also the curved bar at the bottom. It s curve reminds me of a Hermes Baby

mechanism after a shower bath, yet on a dirty workbench
mechanism after a shower bath, yet on a dirty workbench

the mechanism in its original state
the mechanism in its original state

black box
black box

provision for an extra knob?
provision for an extra knob?

Machine in its case
Machine in its case

Queer serialnumber?
Queer serialnumber?

Hunter: Hein Reinders (heinemaat)

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As a retired product development engineer, I am fascinated by the design of electro-mechanical products in which parts move, make noise and, preferably, radiate a little heat. Most preferred are products that are operated by keys, like typewriters, accordeons and pianos.
My genetics and statistics on lifetime expectancy suggest that it is time for me to let you know about the fantastic design, product engineering and manuacturing skills of the generation before mine. I salute mr. Munk for the opportunity that he has created for me to show it to the world. Okay, a bit bombastic



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