1973 Royal Custom III #CB-8897360
Status: My Collection
Created: 02-08-2015 at 07:19AM
Last Edit: 02-05-2017 at 08:44AM
Purchased in August 2014, this machine is in very good condition. My favorite features of this typer are the color, and the vinyl padded front. Makes me miss my Gran Torino (which was also red).
There appears to be quite a bit of "cannibalism" regarding this body type. I've seen this "bathtub tray" shape on a Safari model, and my son purchased a similar machine in blue, simply labeled a Custom.
According to this wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Typewriter_Company#Typewriters)
the Royal Sabre was one of the first Royals to be made in Portugal, 1972.
This particular machine was sold and/or serviced by Hearst in Clarksburg WV (see plate photo).
If anyone knows how to sort this out for me (getting a correct date for the manufacture of this machine) I will edit these notes. Thanks!
This typer is also featured in my blog entry here--
AUGUST 2016 UPDATE - I'm preparing to practice some proper typing technique, and I'm now leaning toward using this machine for practice. Something about that 70's vibe, and the touch is quite nice IMHO. ~T~
February 2017 UPDATE - Wow, the Royal SN page here has certainly be upgraded, nice job to the TWDB gods! AND thanks for correcting the date of this beauty to 1973. I was in 7th grade when this critter came off the line.
Hunter: tom hitt (tomhitt)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Retired school teacher, now busy cooking and writing. Typewriters fascinate me, I'm mostly interested in Portables from the 50's-70's.
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