Imperial, 1959 Rare Dark Red Good Companion 5

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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 5 and was made in 1959 in England and has a metal body in a wonderful and rare dark red enamel colour with black keys and dark green shift keys and space bar .

It has " Manufactured by the Imperial Typewriter Company Ltd Leicester England " on the back and  the "Imperial " logo badge at the front . The type on this one is Elite which is slightly smaller than Pica and has 12 letters to the inch.

It types very well and is in a generally good condition for its age but there are some blemishs to the paintwork in places .It has fading and discolouration at the front sides and corners , paint loss and scratches on the right hand top section of the carriage and on the back corners . The space bar also has age signs of wear and use but is still totally functional . We have fitted a brand new ribbon as well as giving it a professional service , clean , adjusting and testing it so its all ready for you to take out of the box and start typing on .

Group 1 typewriter ribbons can be purchased from us when required and are available in plain black , plian blue , plain purple or Red/Black for £4.95 each  including  postage  . A ribbon will last you a long time . 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 smart tan coloured carry case which has a clip to close and a handle which are both working well  .There are a few marks and signs of wear to the outside and inside of the case but generally it is in a very good condition . We also include a copy of an original instruction booklet .

 The typewriter measures 32cms by 28 cms by 11 cms high  .

This is a wonderful Mad Men style typewriter in a rare dark red colour and in good working order  .

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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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