A black metal portable Royal typewriter.
This portable Royal Typewriter was manufactured by the Royal Typewriter Company. The typewriter has a four row QWERTY keyboard with right and left shift keys and variable touch control.
The first working typewriter was invented in 1808 however commercial production did not occur until the 1870s. Remington was a market leader along with companies such as Underwood and Hammond. In the 20th Century typewriters became an essential tool for business and education.
manufacturer: Remington Envoy, USA
maximum dimension: 325mm
subject area: Social Science, Technology
specific themes: Technology, Invention, Communication
handling collection number: HC64