If anyone is curious about where your Cole Steel might have been sold, consult this list of dealers
From Life Magazine, November 18, 1957.
Courtesy of Business, Science and Technology Collections, Seattle Public Library
|From The Seattle Times, May 24, 1936|
|Cox Typewriter Exchange, Abilene, Texas, 1930s (University of North Texas Collections)|
|American Office Equipment, 900 Fourth Avenue. This was the only Adler dealer in Seattle when this photo was taken. This building was demolished in May, 1971.|
Image Courtesy of the King County Department Of Assessments Records, Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Branch.
|1970 Seattle Telephone Directory Listing (Seattle Public Library)|
|1972 Seattle Telephone Directory Listing (Seattle Public Library)|
|Royal Fleetwood Advertisement, Dallas Morning News, October 10, 1970|
The Royal Fleetwood was introduced in 1968. It was produced in Japan by Silver-Reed; Royal rebranded them as "Royals" This typewriter was widely advertised in most regions of the United States. (For some reason, Royal did not advertise this model in Western Washington [there was one ad for it in the Spokane Spokesman-Review] , Oregon, Idaho, Montana. Royal did not advertise the identical Caravan or 240 models in these states either.) It is a good typewriter, a lot like the Brother Charger, or Royal Mercury, but with a preset tabulator.
Spokane Spokesman-Review ad: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1314&dat=19690420&id=erVWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=d-kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=868,1778939
|Royal Fleetwood Advertisement, from the Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer, June 8, 1971|
|"Spanish Keyboard Oivetti Lettera 22" from The Vintage Typewriter Shoppe . This item sold in 2011.|