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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Styled Imperial 'Good Companion' Portable Typewriter, Fully Refurbished, Impeccable
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Stunning Refurbished 1930s Deco Style Imperial 'The Good Companion' Portable Typewriter
Good Companion Model No.1: Designed by Hildalgo Moya ... moreStunning Refurbished 1930s Deco Style Imperial 'The Good Companion' Portable Typewriter
Good Companion Model No.1: Designed by Hildalgo Moya
Manufactured: 1940 (WWII era)
Fully Refurbished, Cleaned, Adjusted & Gorgeous
Serial Number: DB 639
Refurbished Original Carrying Case
Offering an impeccable Imperial 'Good Companion' portable typewriter. It's in fully refurbished condition, with black satin original paint. The Imperial portables from this era were all hand assembled to a very high level of excellence. It shows very minor signs of use, and everything works perfectly. The Imperial typewriter was disassembled and received a meticulous cleaning, servicing, a new ribbon, and extensive testing. The type bars and slugs have been cleaned for sharp type quality. All the original paint has been carefully cleaned. It's an exceptionally beautiful machine from 1940. There's a significant historical value to these early Imperial portables in this level of condition. The typewriter comes with the original carrying case, which is in exceptional condition given its age, with a nice felt interior. The leather steel reinforced handle is original, which is very comfortable in the hand. There're some minor scratches/swirl marks to the chrome parts on the carrying case exterior from age, and minor wear to corners & surfaces. It comes with a high quality reprint of the original manual.
Note: The last photo in the listing was taken without studio lighting, but in natural lighting. The shot from above shows off the brightness of the chrome details. During this era most typewriters had nickel plated parts, but Imperial used chrome plating, which was more expensive and much brighter.
There are not very many early Imperial models around in this level of refurbished cosmetic and functional condition. The typewriter is so smooth, and a joy to use. The Imperial 'Good Companion' captured the hearts of writers including Ernest Hemingway. This portable typewriter is an exceptionally well designed machine with stunning luxurious looks, but is also an important piece of history. The portable Imperials of this era were considered the Rolls Royce of typewriters.
Dimensions: Approximately 12"W x 5.5"H x 12"D
The typewriter will be professionally packaged, and ship fully insured. It weighs a modest 13 pounds. Shipping via UPS Ground. less
- 12ʺW × 12ʺD × 5.5ʺH
- Place of Origin
- Cast Iron
- Vintage / Antique / Used, Restored, No Imperfections
- Condition Notes
- The typewriter is very close to mint cosmetic condition, with very minor signs of use, and the original paintwork is ... moreThe typewriter is very close to mint cosmetic condition, with very minor signs of use, and the original paintwork is in flawless condition. Mechanically refurbished, and in mint fully functional condition. Mechanical adjustments have been made, so the typewriter can be used as intended without flaw. The carrying case also received a refurbishment, and looks exceptional for its age, with the original steel reinforced leather handle intact & a freshly trimmed black wool felt case interior. The carrying case has minor wear to the corners and surfaces, and is fully functional. Everything one would expect from a meticulously refurbished 1930-40s typewriter. It takes approximately 5 working days to complete a high level refurbishment of this quality. less
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