1964 Royal PARADE, Portable, Working Manual Typewriter in SKY BLUE

$279.00

The PARADE is an excellent ultra-portable typewriter with Royal's trademark solid mechanics. Manufactured in Holland, the Parade, much like it's siblings the Royalite and Signet, was designed to appeal to the business traveler, student, and home office user.

The all-metal housing makes this machine extremely durable, the user-friendly functionality includes the ability to adjust the keystroke pressure to the individual user's hand strength and the attractive original SKY BLUE exterior is absolute eye candy on a desk.

This is a beautiful vintage typewriter to give as a Wedding present, Bat Mitzvah offering, Valentine's Day troth or unique Birthday gift. It is perfect for the collector or casual user and adds a tremendous amount of bling to home and office decor.

Ideal User: The Budding Typewriter Enthusiast or Collector, Beginning Typists, Casual Correspondents, Newlyweds, Hipsters & Glampers

NOT Recommended For: The Serious Writer***, Sticky Fingered Toddlers or Key Hackers

***SEE NOTE BELOW FOR DETAIL


ABOUT:

- BRAND: Royal
- Model: Parade
- Serial #: PR 5987402
- Year: 1964
- Color: Blue
- Keyboard: QWERTY
- Typeface: PICA 10 cpi
- Made in: Holland

FEATURES:
- Ultra-Portability
- Touch Control
- Line Spacing (3) settings
- Page Support
- Carriage Lock

COSMETICALLY this typewriter is in EXCELLENT condition, it's original Blue paint has no chips, scratches or gouges; all accents and decals are intact. The black vinyl travel case is in VERY GOOD condition with working closure.

MECHANICALLY this typewriter is in GOOD used condition. It has been serviced and cleaned and all basic functions are in working order. It types well, all keys work but if you're looking for a serious writing machine, this one is not quite fast and smooth enough for the high word count. ***Also, it's quirks are worth noting: imperfect alignment and an inconsistent bi-color ribbon function which keep this machine from being a true TROPHY find with accompanying $$$$ price tag. This means, a gorgeous machine is affordable for the casual user, who will appreciate its eccentricities

***PLEASE NOTE: While the PARADE offers dual color ribbon capability, the function on this machine is temperamental and does not work consistently as intended, despite being serviced. (See typeface sample for an example of this detail, Pic # 6) This in no way impedes the machine's ability to type, it simply means if you want to use red lettering, it may show up somewhat sporadically.

INCLUDED:
- Original Black Vinyl Travel Case
- Copy of Original User's Manual
- NEW Black/Red Ribbon on Metal Spools
- NEW Non-Skid Typewriter Pad

NOTES:
This machine weighs in at 13 lbs. in its travel case, 9 lbs. on the desktop
The PARADE has received a thorough cleaning and servicing by the seller, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact before your purchase. While I do not offer returns, I do guarantee my buyer's satisfaction. I only sell machines in excellent mechanical condition that have been cleaned and serviced by myself or a professional shop.

++Price includes fees and insurance common with packaging and shipping delicate machines.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 3 business days
  • Europe : 6 - 10 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Please let me know if you would like a personalized message sent with your purchased item, especially if it is a gift - I will include in the packaging with 24-hr notice of ship date.

Care instructions

I insure all my machines when shipping and generally require signature upon receipt, especially if it's a non-residential address. If you would like your item delivered without the signature requirement, please notify the shop upon ordering.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Packaging these delicate machines for shipment is a must and Teipiadur uses high quality cardboard boxes, lots of peanuts, bubble wrap, airbags, strapping tape to reinforce box corners,and specific handling labels for the carrier to understand the fragility of their freight. All typewriters are fully insured and trackable.

Choose the Gift Option at checkout for an added special touch.
Gift wrapping consists of a personalized typed note on Crane stationery and a cheery satin red ribbon. Advance notice from the buyer is greatly appreciated to prepare as a gift before shipping.

Will I Need To Purchase a Ribbon for my Typewriter

Not right away. Every typewriter sold on Teipiadur comes with a brand new ribbon installed so you may begin typing at once. Generally a ribbon will last for several passes when the ribbon direction-change function is employed, this will give you 1-3 months of regular use and up to a year of light use before you need to buy a replacement. Recommended ribbon suppliers are included in your welcome letter.

Return & Exchange Policy Explained

While Teipiadur has an *ALL SALES ARE FINAL* policy, I prioritize customer satisfaction. If your order arrives severely damaged, or not functioning please contact me immediately - WITHIN 3 DAYS OF DELIVERY - and document any defects. All machines are sold in full working order so damage or functionality concerns will likely be a shipping issue. Failure to notify me within this parameter will nullify your claim and limit my ability provide reparation.

Vintage 101

VINTAGE - as applied to typewriters in this shop - means the typewriters are likely older than you, or possibly your parents.

All machines are in USED / PREVIOUSLY OWNED condition, bearing age-related marks + wear conducive to time and use.

Every typewriter sold on Teipiadur has been serviced/restored to full functionality, cleaned, inside and out, polished and listed with accurate notes and pictures depicting any major flaws or discrepancies.

While all typewriters offered for sale are in perfect working condition, expect your typewriter to show some visible signs of age. These are generally a testament to the machine's charm and history, not detractors.

Always ask questions before purchasing to insure your satisfaction.

Shipping News

Teipiadur now offers FREE SHIPPING on all domestic orders within the continental U.S.

If you prefer expedited shipping, simply choose that option at checkout and the additional shipping charge will be added to your final cost.

If pickup in Sonoma, CA is desired, a flat shipping fee of $35 will be refunded once the transaction is complete.

Additional charges may apply for the following:
P.O. Box
APO/FPO
Alaska
Hawaii

Should the above apply, please provide your ZIP code with request for custom rate prior to your checkout.

PLEASE NOTE: Teipiadur generally ships via USPS as they take the greatest care in handling these delicate machines and deliver in an expedited manner with reliable tracking.

Care instructions

A personalized letter is included with each typewriter and details basic operational instructions as well as some useful typewriter related links.

NOTE: Please be mindful of the 3-day window to provide feedback regarding performance issues. Please give your typewriter a test run right away - Teipiadur WILL NOT be responsible for mechanical issues reported after 72 hours of receipt.

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