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Royal Arrow Typewriters — 1930s & 1940s. Made in Canada. Both work very well in 2020, almost a century after manufacture. Actually they are both in near perfect condition. The darker typewriter is a prewar (WWII) machine; the lighter gray machine was manufactured postwar, approximately 1948.
Royal typewriters were among the most sought machines, by office workers ... and others in Canada and the United States, in the decade after WWII. Though the Arrow is often stated to be the favourite typewriter of American author Ernest Hemingway, it is truly the Royal Quiet Deluxe that Hemingway preferred; a visit to the Hemingway Key West House on Whitehead Street will show the QD in the above carriage house study where the Nobel Prize-winning author worked during his years in Florida. The Royal Typewriter Company was one of the longest lasting typewriter companies.