1960 Royal ROYALITE, Working *ULTRA-PORTABLE* Manual Typewriter

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Looking for a perfect no-nonsense, low-maintenance typewriter for recipe writing and letter correspondence? Look no further. The Royal Royalite it made for everyday tasks, whether it's typing a grocery list or getting those pesky New Year Resolutions down in permanent ink. Personalize your thank you notes, make keepsake family recipes all the more special by typing them, break up with your cable company in analog style - whatever the daily task, this is your snappy assistant.

Made in Holland by the Royal Mcbee Corporation in the mid-50s to early 60s, the Royalite was designed as an entry-level, compact, ultra-portable typewriter, it is lightweight and durable with solid mechanics and good basic functionality.

For typewriter enthusiasts and collectors - The 1960 Royal ROYALITE is essentially a repatriated Halberg Traveller and this particular model is the plain-jane sibling to the Royal Eldorado: Same machine, less flashy and therefore less dinero ($$).

With its two-tone industrial gray exterior, all-metal housing and vintage leatherette carrying case, the ROYALITE is wonderfully portable and intuitive to use, making it a great choice for beginner typists of all ages, casual correspondents, the sporadic journalist or budding collector.

RECOMMENDED USER: Beginners of all ages, Casual correspondents, Hipsters, Recipe writers and anyone in need of a daily dose of clackity-clack.

NOT FOR: Serious collectors, toddlers or key-choppers

This also makes a thoughtful gift for grandparents or other beloved elders who have grown weary of the digital age and forgetful of passwords: How lovely to receive a writing machine that doesn’t require a charging cable and won’t burn the house down if left "on".

The ROYALITE is also the perfect hipster accessory. It’s retro curves are rather sexy and the compact size makes it easy to grab and go - wonderful for glamping trips, sleepovers, type-Ins or coffee house hangs. It is best suited for casual use -light to medium duty - and is an excellent BASIC typewriter.

This typewriter comes with it's original USERS MANUAL, a NEW non-skid typewriter pad, NEW Purple ribbon installed on Metal Spools, and Original Leatherette Travel case.

Serial #: RL 4372808


BRAND: Royal
MODEL: Royalite
YEAR: 1960
MADE IN: Holland
COLOR: Grey/Putty with White keys

- Ultra-Portable
- Line Spacing (3) settings
- Manual Margin Sets
- Margin Release/Backspace
- Paper Bail
- Pop-up Page Support

The ROYALITE is in VERY GOOD condition cosmetically. The exterior bears only minor cosmetic blemishes, paint wear on the ribbon cover near the carriage arm and very light scratches on the frame, front left-hand side (see pics 8 - 9). Both the ribbon cover and exterior housing have been waxed and polished with Renaissance Wax to protect it from further wear.
Note: There are some minor ink stains on the page guide but not visible in photos. The metal parts around the ribbon bear a scuffed patina due to age but in no way affect the machine's functionality.

Mechanically, the ROYALITE is in EXCELLENT condition - all features work as they should, the typewriter is mechanically fine, the platen has been treated to maintain it's grip, the margin bell gives a nice, cheery ping when reached, and the carriage is smooth with crisp, even type.

This typewriter is in fine working condition and has a fresh PURPLE ribbon installed on metal spools. It's total weight in the carrying case is 10 lbs, making it easy to travel with while being durable with its all-metal housing.
The typeface, or "font" is the eye-pleasing Royal "Book" type, yielding 11 characters per inch.
The inside is clean and dust-free; typebars and slugs have been detailed, the exterior has been waxed and polished.
The travel case's interior has been repaired and the case zips and closes securely.

- Original User's Manual
- Original Leatherette Carrying Case
- NEW Non-Skid Typewriter Pad
- NEW Purple ink ribbon on Metal Spools

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

1-2 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

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  • 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.

If your purchase is a gift, choose Teipiadur Gift Wrap from the shop listings and add to cart for an added special touch.
Be sure to communicate the name of the gift recipient and any personal message to be included.

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 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 local 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:
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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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