Royal manual portable typewriters appeared in many guises over a period of almost 60 years. Beyond the US, they were made in Holland and by both Silver-Seiko and Nakajima in Japan, and I have even seen a Chinese-made machine referred to as an Olivetti Royal. But I must confess this one (an Express 12), sold on Australian eBay tonight, was new to me:
This is the Adler Gabriele 25:
Okay, okay, it's the automatic spacer!
As for the carriage (and automatic spacer), how about this Adler Gabriele 12?:
So a bit of mixing 'n' matching ...
Richard Amery pointed out there is also an identical Triumph - surprise, surprise! Here it is (with Hebrew keyboard):
Here is the back of the Royal, which says "Made in Japan for T-A organisation" - T-A as in Triumph-Adler:
Now, speaking of TA Royals, here is another new one of me, a Contessa 2. I wonder where I've seen that model name Contessa before?