1948 Royal Quiet DeLuxe and the Amazing Henry Dreyfuss

This 1948 Royal Quiet DeLuxe is sometimes referred to has a Dreyfuss machine. Henry Dreyfuss was one of the first "industrial designers," artist/engineers who specialized in improving the looks and workability of everyday products. He was asked to improve the Royal QDL portable and, after some intensive research, came up with this wonderful design. In this video, I talk about the typewriter and the man behind the design.