The Royal typewriter pictured on my home page belonged to my mother in law. She used it in the office of Startex Mills in Spartanburg, SC, where she was employed for over 40 years. The carriage is oversized to allow insertion of large forms used in recording data on cotton (weight, quality, source, etc.). My mother in law was a remarkable woman. In the twelve years I knew her before her death, I never heard her say a bad word about anyone. At worst, when confronted with an unpleasant person or poor behavior, she would sigh, compress her lips and shake her head as she said, "My, my."