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02-4-2020 13:41:12  #1


New Typewriter Day. Royal Futura 800

I picked this up locally today for cheap. It's almost like new. Great typer, with a nice looking type that I believe is called Merit.  My second Royal in 3 days. The other was an FP. This one is like little sister to it.  Interesting "salmon" color with gray. 

https://i.imgur.com/D6lBhRr.jpg?1

 

02-4-2020 15:18:25  #2


Re: New Typewriter Day. Royal Futura 800

The Futura series are fun machines. There were four colour options at the time: periwinkle blue, mist gray, cocoa, and Americana. Periwinkle blue is the colour I see most often, and Americana the most uncommon. Cocoa machines like yours are somewhere between those two in popularity.


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02-4-2020 15:28:08  #3


Re: New Typewriter Day. Royal Futura 800

Cocoa?  I guess maybe I could see somebody coming up with that name. But it's more of a salmon pink in real life. 

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02-4-2020 15:40:00  #4


Re: New Typewriter Day. Royal Futura 800

The colour names are straight from Royal documents. I have a '59 model that's "meadow green" (below). There was also a "tri-tone gray" variation that might have been introduced in 1960. 

Somewhere I have notes for the Futura model range and their available colours that I need to dig up because my memory isn't what it was. It's possible that some colours were exclusive to certain models in the range. For example, "Imperial Pearl Gray" might have been only available for the Futura 400. 

https://i.imgur.com/Ab5366Vh.jpg


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02-4-2020 16:35:38  #5


Re: New Typewriter Day. Royal Futura 800

Very nice. I like two tone paint schemes on typewriters. 

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05-4-2020 09:06:25  #6


Re: New Typewriter Day. Royal Futura 800

You are going to get your 12 typewriters too quick and then what?! ;) Nice machine this one, I had one but for some reason I didn´t fall in love with it. I like the heaviness of the older models I guess. 

 

05-4-2020 10:07:08  #7


Re: New Typewriter Day. Royal Futura 800

I think I'm up to eight, so I have work to do. 

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