The Royal Signet typewriter has a short and interesting history. This
typewriter was built in the middle of the Great Depression and production of
this model lasted for only about a year or so. This was stripped down version
of a typewriter marketed towards home use. This no-frills typewriter did not
have a shift key so no upper and lower case letters. Additionally, the
typewriter does not have a back space, a margin, bell, tabulator, or color
ribbon selector. If you just wanted something to type, this was a low-cost
alternative during that time to type. The Royal Signet comes with Italic
typeface, making correspondences feel more personable and appealed to home
users. This typewriter is ready to type some more personal correspondence!
Mechanically speaking, this typewriter is in good shape. All of the keys
strike as they should without sticking. New feed rollers and feet were just
installed so the paper grips well and won't scratch up your desk. The platen is
original and is indented, so it would be advisable to use a backing sheet of
paper if you are worried about puncturing the page you're typing on. A new
ribbon was just installed so it's ready to type.
Cosmetically speaking, this typewriter is in decent shape. The paint is in
good shape for the most part without any major scratches that I noticed. There
is hints of rust near edges, but nothing that really sticks out and seems to be
of concern. The typewriter is a bit on the dirtier side internally and
externally, but nothing that affects the performance of the typewriter.
Unfortunately there is no case for this typewriter. Please see photos for
details on the condition of the typewriter.
I do offer replacement ribbons for this typewriter here:
If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks for viewing this listing!
Serial number E2777