1957 Royal ARISTOCRAT, *RARE 2-Toned* Working Manual Portable Typewriter

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The classic mid-century ROYAL ARISTOCRAT was made in the USA by one of the most respected typewriter manufacturers of all time. The Aristocrat was Royal's nod to affordable elegance; stylish and reliable and with many of the same features as an office model.

Across the board, ROYALs are defined by fine mechanics and a great keystroke - snappy response, smooth touch, and comfortable row height. The bell is assertive without being intimidating and daily, regular use is easily achieved when this machine's distinctive siren call is heeded.

This particular machine has been cleaned, serviced and is in EXCELLENT working condition.

The all-metal matte/textured paint exterior is original and is a UNIQUE 2-toned TAN & CHARCOAL color ** a RARE find for this model** with attractive Red and Chrome accents.

The typeface, or "font", is the eye-pleasing Royal PICA 12 point, yielding 10 characters per inch.

This extremely handsome mid-sized portable makes a stunning addition to any home or office and draws the eye, inspires a higher word count, and thrives under the rigors of daily, regular use.

NOTE: The previous owner either used this machine very little or kept it covered and away from the normal environmental stressors for it is in exceptional condition and after a thorough dusting and servicing, performs AS NEW.

The IDEAL USER: the Productive Writer/Poet, Collectors, Home Stagers, Set Decorators, Mad Men Groupies, Millenials, Wedding Planners, and Typewriter Enthusiasts of all ages.

Not For: Key Choppers, Sticky-Fingered Toddlers or Farm Animals

- BRAND: Royal
- Model: Aristocrat
- Serial #: RB3749831
- Year: 1957
- Color: Tan/Charcoal

- QWERTY Standard Keyboard
- Trademark Magic Margins
- Touch Control
- Tabulator
- Line Spacing (3) settings
- Variable Line Spacing
- Logo Ribbon Cover Release
- Carriage Lock

MECHANICALLY: This machine is in EXCELLENT working condition. It has been cleaned and serviced by the seller and is fully functional with no mechanical faults. The platen has been treated to restore its grip. The type bars and keys have been thoroughly detailed, the segment cleaned and lightly lubed to erase sticky keys and the innards have been freed from the tyranny of dust and debris.

COSMETICALLY: This machine is in VERY GOOD condition with only very minor ink markings on the ribbon cover and paint wear on the paper bail (See Pic 8), and paint wear on the touch control mechanism under the ribbon cover (see pic 9).

The case bears stains and scuff marks conducive to a life well traveled but works as designed to protect and lock the machine in place for stability when traveling. The Case has received a thorough cleaning and has been sanitized. (Please request additional pictures of the interior/exterior of the case should you wish to see more detail.)

- Original Tweed Fiberglass Travel Suitcase
- NEW Non-Skid Typewriter Pad
- NEW Black/Red Ribbon installed on Metal Spools
- Laminated Copy of Original Users Manual

The Royal Aristocrat weighs in at 13 pounds on the desk, 16 pounds in its travel case. Its measurements are approximately: 12 X 11 X 6

PLEASE NOTE: This machine 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 working 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. International fee is for expedited shipping which ensures safe handling.

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

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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Extremely satisfied with this purchase; very professional service by seller!

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