was the name of the computer manufacturing and retail division of Royal Typewriter
which made the early computers RPC 4000
and RPC 9000
. Royal McBee partnered with General Precision
in the Royal Precision Electronic Computer Company, which sold and serviced the LGP-30
(in 1956) and LGP-21 (in 1963) single-user desk computers manufactured by the Librascope division of General Precision. Royal McBee was based in Port Chester, New York
The LGP-30 is the computer on which Mel Kaye performed a legendary programming task in machine code, retold by Ed Nather in the hacker epic "The Story of Mel"
The name "Royal McBee" is now being used by a motion picture production company in South Florida, whose members were impressed with the precision themes of that era in technology.