|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|
http://oztypewriter.blogspot.com/2013/04/imperial-portable-typewriters-1908-1978_16.html, this typewriter was made in 1970 (the Imperial 220 has the same prefix, same design, and same serial number range.)