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05-4-2023 21:50:26  #1


A Good Looking Case Gets My Attention Everytime...

I am drawn to good looking cases.

Bringing this one home from SGW in a week or so.

Royal "Parade" ultra-portable made in the 1958 to 1966 time frame.  Same time frame as my two Royal Futura 800's.

It's a portable with a full Tabulator function with user-set Tab stops and it has a ribbon colour selector switch on the outside of the case located low, on the right side of the machine in front of the carriage.

I think I have a new colour scheme in mind for the machine, already.

It has been a few months since I have had my hands on a new-to-me manual typewriter...looking forward to exploring this one.

And am still so disappointed that Facit never came out with one of their own...
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06-4-2023 14:03:22  #2


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I think you'll really like this machine; it's a solid typer with a clean, well-balanced design.


When it comes to the Parade's (and Royalite's) case, I always thought the briefcase version was noteworthy. It's not the only portable that featured one, but it's still neat. It's certainly far better than the Olivetti tote case!

 

06-4-2023 17:55:29  #3


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Lovely machines and one heck of a case !
 

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07-4-2023 22:04:40  #4


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The cases are nice, but is that a big plastic ribbon cover? 

 

08-4-2023 10:00:06  #5


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Hi John,

I assume the ribbon cover is plastic...but will confirm on Tuesday when it comes in.

Here is my 1962 Triumph Perfekt that I got out of Canada.  All aluminum body with a nice plastic ribbon cover.
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08-4-2023 10:02:22  #6


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Same with my 1964 Triumph Tippa...
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08-4-2023 11:49:44  #7


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ESC4P3 wrote:

The cases are nice, but is that a big plastic ribbon cover? 

No, it's definitely a metal ribbon cover on the Parade. And although I haven't used the comparable generation Royalites I have in a while, I'm certain they are metal too. 

 

08-4-2023 12:38:47  #8


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Very nice looking Pete.
Uwe, it appears the red parade you posted has some slight differences than the one Pete is showing. The cover on his surely looks like a molded plastic, but he will let us know for sure. Obviously the cases are different. Perhaps earlier models had a metal ribbon cover while later ones went to plastic as happened with many typewriters?

 

08-4-2023 12:41:09  #9


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Oops, now I see the last photo In Uwe’s post does look the same as Pete’s, so we’ll see.

 

09-4-2023 10:24:19  #10


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Hi John,

The machine in Uwe's posting (the last photo) is of a Royalite machine and not the Parade.

The Parade gained a 2-colour ribbon selection feature and full Tabulator feature  And the touch-control lever inside the ribbon cover..  Royalite is without these enhancements being a budget offering to customers.

My Parade is coming one day early, this Monday...so will be able to confirm metal ribbon cover, then.

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