1971 Royal 470 #470 11-9908177
Created: 07-03-2018 at 11:07AM
Last Edit: 07-03-2018 at 11:09AM
Oddly, there is nothing to identify the maker of this typewriter, except that to the expert it's clear that it uses the same basic mechanism that Royal used for many decades on its standard machines. Possibly the front of the ribbon cover was painted over, but if so, the paint is a very good match for the original.
The model number is indicated only as the first part of the serial number (which is stamped on the left side of the interior body of the typewriter).
Interestingly, 1971 is considerably earlier than the date provided by NOMDA, which claims that the "Model 470 [was] introduced on Royal's 70th Anniversary" in 1974.
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