Royal Bar lock 14

Invented in 1889 by New York watchmaker Charles Spiro, the Bar-Lock is a downward stroke design with a full keyboard and front casing that covers the entire arc of the letters.

It stands out for its double keyboard - for upper and lower case letters, and the ornamentation on the parte front of the machine.

Royal Bar-Lock was the name used for the European market for the Columbia Bar-Lock. The Columbia company sold the production of its machines entirely to the Barlock Company Ltd. of London in 1914 where they were produced until 1946.