Every so often a typewriter so gorgeous crosses our path and we just can’t say “Non”. This French Rooy Portable IN (Intermédiaire) machine bowled us over when we saw it with its stunning curved design. Manufactured in Paris in 1955 it has all the quirks such as the 'AZERTY' keyboard and a 'Fr' key (so definitely pre-Euro!) and with all the accents you would want for corresponding in French, or just as a perfect display piece!
This typewriter is fully functional, tested by ourselves and it is in amazing condition for nearly 70 years old. It is working fine with just a few ’sticky’ keys that were loosening as we typed. Solidly built, all metal construction the M. J. Rooy brand produced high quality machines and their roots stretch back over 70 years.
We think this machine will give the new owner lots of typing pleasure and regular cleaning and oiling will keep this vintage typewriter working for many years to come.
Complete with a felt-lined hard case (please note: the case has seen some water damage/staining to the outside at some point during it’s lengthy storage).
37 X 33 X 17cm