Bargains (?) from Belknap 50 years ago:
Interesting to see the Czech Consul in there with the major US brands. And not cheap, either ($267, matching the Smith-Corona Sterling). But at $374 for a Smith-Corona Galaxie portable, it's no wonder sales started to go down and production moved off-shore. The Royal obviously could be built much more cheaply in Holland. The Royalite undercuts the Smith-Corona Sky(w)riter by almost $50!