Most important excerpt: In 1995, actor Pierce Brosnan -- one in a series of cinematic James Bonds -- dropped $85,000 at auction on a 1952 gold-plated Royal. Although it originally retailed for $174, this one had 24-karat provenance: It belonged to Agent 007's creator, Ian Fleming.
Christmas 1963 I received a typewriter. It was "used" and quite old at that time. When I worked at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library in the mid-1970s on display in the Margaret Mitchell Room was a Royal typewriter that looked almost exactly like mine. MM wrote Gone With The Wind on it circa 1936, so I know mine was at least that old. My research leads me to believe my typewriter was made 1932-1934. It still works even though it was submerged in a flood back in 1978. Fortunately, that's the only disaster that touched it since I've owned it.
Remington not only made typewriters and guns, but also sewing machines, and who knows what else.
I thought this to be an interesting RS tie-in, as well as a James Bond connection.