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1930s Imperial 'Good Companion' Refurbished Portable Typewriter, Mint Condition
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Offering a 1930s Art Deco styled Imperial Good Companion Portable Typewriter. It's in excellent to near mint condition, with black ...
more Offering a 1930s Art Deco styled Imperial Good Companion Portable Typewriter. It's in excellent to near mint condition, with black high gloss original paint. The Imperial portables from this era were all hand assembled to a level of excellence. It shows minor signs of use and everything works perfectly. The Imperial received a meticulous cleaning, servicing, and a new ribbon. The nickel chrome plating is in excellent condition. All the original paint has been carefully cleaned, polished, and waxed. A very high quality wax was used on the paint for a deep "showroom" shine. The rubber platen is in excellent condition. It's an exceptionally beautiful machine from the 1930s. There's a significant historical value to these early Imperial portables in this level of condition.
The typewriter comes with the original case, which is in excellent condition given its age, with a very nice wool felt interior. The leather handle is intact and received a bit of care with a leather conditioner. There's some pitting to the nickel chrome parts on the case exterior from age. Fully functional. It comes with a high quality reprint of the original manual. There's a little wear to the corners of the case and a few marks here and there, but it's beautiful and a very worthy companion to the mint typewriter.
There aren't many early Imperial models around in this level of excellent/near mint cosmetic and functional condition. The typewriter is a joy to use. The Royal Warrant displayed on the right side is unblemished and was awarded to the Imperial Typewriter Company by His Majesty King George V, for their ingenuity and beautiful Art Deco inspired styling. The Imperial 'Good Companion' captured the hearts of writers including Ernest Hemingway, and politicians such as Winston Churchill. This portable typewriter is an exceptionally well designed machine with stunning luxurious looks, but is also an important piece of history from the WWII era. Truly the 'Good Companion', and a rare find in this condition! The early portable Imperials were considered the Rolls Royce of typewriters. less
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