Typewriter; Royal Typewriter Co Inc; c1914; CT89.1928

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Owaka Museum and Catlins Information Centre Wahi Kahuika - the Meeting Place – a rest on your journey.

Name/Title

Typewriter

About this object

Typewriter; a Royal 10 typewriter, manufactured by the Royal Typewriter Co Inc, New York. Black-painted metal body with glass inserts in the sides to show internal workings. First owned by an Owaka solicitor.

Royal was founded by E.B. Hess in 1904. By 1923 Hess was reported to have collected more than 140 different patents dealing with typewriter technology. This particular model, the Royal 10 was introduced in 1914.

Maker

Royal Typewriter Co Inc

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

c1914

Place Made

North and Central America, United States, New York state, New York

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal
processed material, glass
organic, vegetal, wood
organic, vegetal, plant extract, latex, rubber

Inscription and Marks

Gold transfer on front: "ROYAL"
Orange transfer on front: "MECHANICAL SERVICE / ARMSTRONG & SPRINGHALL / LTD. / OFFICE MACHINES / AND / SYSTEMS"
Gold transfer on rear: "ROYAL / 10 / ROYAL TYPEWRITER Co., INC. N.Y., U.S.A. / PROTECTED BY AMERICAN AND FOREIGN PATENTS."

Measurements

h 220mm x l 400mm x w 390mm (approximately)
Medium

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, manufactures

Subject and Association Keywords

transportation and communications

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

equipment

Object number

CT89.1928

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Comments
regina snow 14 Aug 2012 22:21 PM,UTC

I belong to a antique group that may have a typewriter for sale fitting the description of Royal typewriter CC INC. proteced by American Foreign Patents. Please forward any info that you may have available.
Thank you,

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