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Typewriter. Royal 10. Royal Typewriter, Co. New York, 1922. Black body trimmed in gold. Keyboard has 47 metal keys with white faces and black printing. The curved front of the carriage is printed with "Royal" in gold letters. Five adjustment buttons are at the front. Ribbon cartridges sit on both sides. Sides of the machine have two beveled glass square inserts which allow a view of the inner parts. On the back is stenciled "This machine is protected by American and Foreign Patents". This is a more expensive typewriter that was used by an Illinois telephone company in the 1920s. In contrast to the more common basic black typewriter, the Royal was meant to be seen as a status symbol. For more information on typewriters and their effect on businesses see 75.69.1. How we learn about communities 15 Economics
|Early American Museum|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
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