|Patent Drawing for the Royal Quiet Deluxe Case|
(Patent Images courtesy of Google Patents)
|An early Royal Quiet Deluxe case made by Hawley Products.|
|A later case made by Hawley Products--notice the thicker band, bigger latch, and lack of chrome band between the parts of the handle. (Author's Collection)|
In fact, the linings of many Royal Portable cases from the fifties resemble the linings of pith helmets made by Hawley Products:
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Until 1953, gray Royal Quiet Deluxe portables had carrying cases with red linings and gray keytops; tan Quiet Deluxe portables came with green keytops and green case linings. In 1953, the green lining became standard. Around 1954, the case was slightly redesigned with a larger latch and wider chrome band. 1955 saw a change from yellowish tweed to grayish tweed coverings. The lining was changed from green to gray at this time. The case design continued on the lower-end Futuras into the early 1960s; these had turquoise linings.