Royal Signet

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Alleen hoofdletters

Net zoals Remington maakt ook Royal tijdens de Grote Depressie een supergoedkope machine. De Royal Signet is niet alleen goedkoop, hij ziet er ook zo uit. Blikkerig plaatstaal en geen shift-toets zodat hij alleen hoofdletters typt. probleem: de leesbaarheid. Royal lost dat op door een geheel nieuw hoofdletterschrift te ontwerpen.

Net zoals de probeersels van de concurrenten is de Signet geen lang leven beschoren. Nog eigenaardiger is het dat Royal tegelijk ook de Signet Senior uitbrengt. Mét shift en dus grote en kleine letters. Begrijpe wie begrijpen kan.

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Only capitals

Royal also makes a very cheap machine during the Great Depression, just like Remington does. The Royal Signet is not only cheap, it looks it. Tinny sheet steel and no shift-key so it only types capitals. The only problem is its readability. Royal solves that by designing a whole new upper case typeface.

Just like the competitor's experiments, the Signet is not granted a long life. Even more curious, the Royal also produces the Signet Senior; with shift and so with lower and upper case letters. Now, explain that, if you can.

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Royal Signet

  • Type : frontstrike, four bank, no shift
  • This machine dates from 1932
  • It was produced in 1932
  • Serial number : E4815

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