Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Royal Hartford Adjustment Department Circa 1908
Last month a box appeared on our doorstep bearing a gift from a friend. These photos are taken from a print she picked up many years ago when she lived in the Kansas City area. It is pretty beat up and the emulsion is doing weird things after 100 years. But it is still 10 times awesome!
I am reluctant to take this original print out of the frame given its condition. Please ignore the reflections.
According to Royal company history, this photo was taken the year the Hartford manufacturing facility started up. I've looked closely at the machine on the bench and can find no model number identifier. Was this before they called the No. 1 by that name?
Connecticutt History Online: John C. Nyser MEK was nerding out on the photo of the book keeping and penmanship class at the YMCA.
Do a search for Royal Typewriter on the website and you will be rewarded with photos of the factory and the Royal Typewriter Fife and Drum Corps. Really. Royal Typewriter Company photos
Royal Week at vintagetechobsessions continues through the weekend with a special typewriter waiting in the wings. Thanks for reading!