Typewriter, Imperial Gemini with Radio

$342.00 USD

This is a lovely two tone airforce blue and dark creme coloured Imperial Gemini typewriter made by Litton Industries in Japan in the 1970's. It has off white coloured keys and contrast trim with red carriage knobs and is in full working order and types well. This one has the standard "elite" sized typeface giving you 12 letters to the inch and has a working radio in the carry case lid.

This typewriter has been professionally cleaned, serviced, adjusted and tested. It is in full working order and fitted with a new black top quality American made ribbon so it's all ready for you to start typing on.

We can supply Group 9 TW1 ribbons from £6.95 each including postage. Available in plain black, red/black and a range of Universal ribbons in other colour options. 

There are some very minor marks on this typewriter and some minor discolouration to a some of the keys, but generally it is in a very good condition. There is the Imperial badge and logo on the front right side and on the carriage.

It comes with a matching blue plastic case which clips down over the top of the typewriter and provides you with a handle.  This one has the novel inclusion of a working radio built into the inside of the case. The long wave and Medium wave radio has had a new battery fitted and works by adjusting the tuning and volume from the controls on the outside of the case just by the handle. The radio works well but has a good 70's retro sound with a bit of a back ground crackle. 

The case is also in a good functional condition with just a few marks and some discolouration and scratches in places mainly on the outside. The handle and clips to close work well. There is wear to the metal chrome fittings on the handle.

The typewriter measures 30cm by 31 cm by 9 cm, so is a good compact size. We also include a photo copy of an original instruction booklet.

This Gemini model had a relatively short production run of around 18 months so is an uncommon model with the novel inclusion of the radio. 

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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