- Brand Name: Royal
- Model Number: 12667X-D
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- Royal Premier Plus Manual Typewriter with White fi
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This model is a modern day " adaptation " of a model made many years ago. For the price you can not expect too much in the way of precision and durability considering there is a lot of hand labor that goes into assembling a mechanical typewriter. This is manufactured in China and built as a low budget item.
On the one I purchased ( presumable brand new and not a returned one that was repacked ), different key pressure is required for half way different print quality on different keys. The ribbon supplied with this typewriter did not have " actuators " ( rivets ) at each end of the ribbon to activate the ribbon rewind mechanism. The carriage return spring is wound so tightly ( probably due to the power space function ) it requires a lot of force on the carriage return lever which in turn can make the position of the entire typewriter change on your desk or table top. The printed characters are not evenly spaced and the printed text is not as even as it could be with a more precision typewriter.
I have only been using this typewriter in a light duty capacity such as addressing envelopes and typing up some short letters and notes. I would have difficulty using this in a full time capacity.
Far from what many would be inclined to think that this may be the same typewriter from years ago, that it is not. It does work but dont expect perfection.Read more ›
I was expecting an inexpensive but reasonably good machine, and received a piece of junk. It's mostly plastic, made in China, and is so frustrating to use that I have ordered a 1953 Royal from a company that sells vintage machines, in the hope that this " antique" as old as I am will perform as a real typewriter ought to, even after all these years.
I was amazed to read the letters friom frustrated buyers, and find that so many others have had the identical experience I did with this preposterous bad joke of a typewriter. I will keep it as an emergency backup if no other typewriter is available, but it will not be getting much use.
I am going to presume good faith on the part of the companies that sell this dismal machine, and hope that they truly don't know how poor it is, and are not deliberately unloading crummy typewriters on the public, since it hardly helps any retailer's image to get a reputation for selling junk.
Misery loves company. My condolences to all others who have wasted their money and time on this bogus product. The makers of the original Olivetti must be turning over in their graves.
The outer casing is made of cheap plastic, but it's metal where it needs to be. The typing action on mine is quite smooth, except for the tab key which when pressed will make the carriage jump violently to the next tab stop, causing the entire typewriter to move on the table. Anyway, I don't think I'll be using the tab key much since the tab stops are fixed and it doesn't allow you to set your own. A couple of the characters come out a little crooked when typed, but if I'm not mistaken, every manual typewriter has it's own unique traits.
The typeface it uses is Pica 87 which is 10 cpi, in case anyone was wondering.
Bottom line is, it does work, and while I wouldn't want to type out my resume with this thing, its perfectly fine for personal informal jobs. It's just great to be able to type things out without using any electricity or batteries. And it brings back some memories too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
TERRIBLE. I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED I JUST THREW IT OUT AND WASTED MY MONEY.
I SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO MY DAUGHTER WHO SAID I SHOULD HAVE RETURNED IT. Read more
Keys were stuck, tried to get it repaired, type-writer repairman, said he could not fix it, keys stuck. it was a total waste of time and money. Read morePublished on May 19, 2014 by John D Davis
In my opinion, this terrible product was an example of the decline and fall of domestic and Western manufacturing, resulting in cheap, shoddy, third-world products entering the... Read morePublished on September 5, 2013 by SPQR
For my notes or urgent documents on the move, I do not need the presence of electricity, batteries or other power source. My manual type writer does the job. Read morePublished on August 18, 2013 by Collins T. Kortor
I like that it doesn't require electricity, but that's where the positives for this typewriter ends; the keys are stiff, and the hammers where the letters are at the end of the... Read morePublished on August 5, 2013 by Daniel Thomas Smithson
The item shown and described was white, what I received was black, and i had received no option or explanation.Published on January 17, 2013 by Lois A. Bollinger
I had to throw the product away. It is difficult at best to operate. I had a Royal typewriter in college. This one was useless. Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by G. A. Ryness