Royal Portable Typewriter

This portable Royal Typewriter was manufactured by the Royal Typewriter Company in 1933. The portable Royal came in several variants of the “Quiet DeLuxe” including this model A. The model has the serial number A373262, dating it to 1933. The typewriter has a four row QWERTY keyboard with right and left shift keys and variable touch control.
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overall: 5 in x 11 in x 13 in; 12.7 cm x 27.94 cm x 33.02 cm
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My father-in-law was a map maker in the British army in India and Burma during WWII. He bought by barter in Rangoon in 1945 a Royal Portable typewriter serial number P145339. Is it possible to determine from the serial number when the typewriter was made and any other details of its history? The typewriter is now in a steel case made for it by my father-in-law's brother-in-law, a sheet metal worker who made Spitfire planes during the war.

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