Saturday, February 22, 2014

1967 Royal Custom

This Royal Custom typewriter is basically a Royal Safari, but in a metallic red color scheme. I have been looking for one for quite a while; I once saw a red Safari for $75 five years ago in Snohomish, WA, but this one was a much better deal at $20! The only part it needs is its ribbon cover (the same design was used from 1962 until 1982, so finding a replacement should be easy) 

It should be noted that this is not a "Regimental Red" Royal, but rather a burgundy typewriter.

From The Trenton (NJ) Evening Times, August 4, 1965

From the Trenton (NJ) Evening Times, December 6, 1964


  1. Those are some nice ads. I don't recall ever seeing a red Custom before. Nice looking typewriter. Do you have the ribbon cover?

  2. I have a spare blue one; this one did not come with one. What other colors have you seen?