Serviced Late 1930s Imperial The Good Companion Typewriter – New Ribbon, Case and Manual – Made in England


London Typewriters are delighted to offer for sale this elegant Imperial The Good Companion typewriter.

The English made Imperial gained the second part of its title ‘The Good Companion’ with the permission of the famous English novelist J.B. Priestley who, by then had published his book ‘The Good Companions’ which became a best seller. Later, the Imperial typewriter, received the ‘By Royal Appointment’ insignia and was widely used in the royal household, consequently it became popular amongst the general public.

The Imperial Good Companion offered for sale is in very good mechanical condition after the restoration. All of the mechanisms work very well and the keys type sharply, giving the typist confidence in use. At the end of each line there is a strong sound from the bell, letting the typist know it’s time to move to the next line.

This typewriter looks cosmetically neat with minimum signs of age and use. The keys are protected with glass and metal rims.

The Imperial comes with a new black ink ribbon and is ready for action. The original case with a leather handle is provided.

Please note that there is a small dent on the paper bail (the bar along the platen) – please refer to photos. However, it does not affect the quality of the typing process.

The Imperial Good Companion is an excellent example of British manufacturing in its heyday and would be a good addition to any office setup, providing inspiration and encouraging creativity. This typewriter would suit writers, journalists and other professionals. It would also make a central talking point at any thematic event, wedding or exhibition.

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