1950's Royal Futura 800 portable manual typewriter in the very popular two-tone misty gray. This was designed by Laird Fortune Covey in 1957 and differed from previous models with extra features and aluminum body. It was also the most expensive full-featured typewriter of the Futura line and in today's dollar is equivalent to $1000. This Future 800 comes in its original hard case. The typewriter is easily removed from the case and stable when latched, and outside lock works well too. Its working but w/o the ink ribbon with universal and/or Royal ones easily available. In nice vintage condition with some bumps on the bottom right and left please use the zoom feature to inspect the aesthetic condition as its part of the item description. As with so many of these heavy (20lbs) portable manual typewriters the handle is long gone but the hardware is still there so you can MacGyver one. I will provide a pdf of the original manual for your reference and use upon purchase. Here is a video on the features and settings from a Royal Futura 1961
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Downsizing was inevitable and I've done it several times already. This is the big one, and I am still unboxing treasures retrieved from storage after decades.
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My collecting story starts after watching Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new.
Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.