I picked up this 1931 portable Royal today. The platen is in fine shape. The paint is excellent. The rollers are in pretty good shape. Most of the mechanics are clean, but the escapement wheel won’t budge. I managed to move it with a screwdriver, so I think it’s simply a matter of cleaning it. What mystifies me is all of these typewriters with localized gunk while other parts are clean. I suspect that WD40 is to blame in this case. I’m not sure I can clean this in Texas. Hopefully I can fix it up in Florida, assuming the shipping gods are on my side.