Imperial 1955 - Good Companion No 1

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Imperial typewriters were made in Leicester in England and the Good Companion model was first launched in 1932 . It was named after J. B. Priestley's book " The Good Companions" which had been published at the same time and the collaboration with Priestley helped sell a huge number of Imperial typewriters .

This model is a number 1 and was made in 1955 in England and has a metal body in a graphite mid grey enamel colour . It has lighter grey keys with dark green shift keys , black space bar and carriage knobs. It has " Manufactured by the Imperial Typewriter Company Ltd Leicester England " on the back and the  Royal Warrant crest with "By Appointment to the late King George V "  at the front. It has the standard "Elite"  sized font so types with 12 letters to the inch.

It is in a very good general condition with just a few minor marks to the paintwork .  The silver chrome work is also in a nice condition . A couple of the key tops have some signs of wear mainly the left hand shift key and the letter "C " key.

This typewriter has been professionally cleaned, serviced , adjusted and tested. It is in full working order and fitted with a new Group 1 ribbon so its all ready for you to start typing on .

 We can supply Group 1 typewriter ribbons at £4.95 each including postage. Available in plain black, red/black , blue and purple. You would then just rewind the new ribbon onto the existing metal spools in the typewriter. A ribbon will last you a long time and to give you an idea , in an office environment with someone using a typewriter professionally a ribbon would last them around 3 months.

It comes with a black coloured case which is also in a good functional condition with a working handle and metal latch to close. The case does show some signs of wear mainly to the lining on the inside . The handle works well as does the latch to close the case. The typewriter is attached onto its base board by 4 screws which can be undone if you want to use it off the board. 

We do also include a photocopy of an original instruction booklet .

 The typewriter measures 28cms by 28 cms by 11 cms high and the case is 31 cms by 32 cms and 12 cms high .

This is a wonderful 1950's style typewriter in a fabulous industrial colour ,Royal Warrant crest to the front , nice portable size and in good working order .

Delivery anywhere within the UK is included in the price.


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"My Olivetti arrived a couple days ago. Got a chance to test it out and it works like a dream (you wouldn’t guess it was nearly half a century old). Thank you for including the original metal spools, it adds a great touch to the machine. Looking forward to adding another typewriter to the collection sometime soon..." - Jake

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