Working 1950 Imperial Model 58 – New Ribbon, Dust Cover – Standard Typewriter – Made in England


London Typewriters are delighted to present for sale an Imperial 58 typewriter, manufactured in 1950, in Leicester, England.

This solidly built typewriter looks cosmetically neat and has all its functions working as they should. The chrome details are unspoilt given its age. The decals and the King George V emblem are still clearly visible. The cast iron finish enhances the grandeur of the Imperial 58.

What makes this typewriter stand out is that it disassembles into three parts: the frame, the carriage with the removable platen (roller) and the middle. This would allow curious minds to learn how the machine works and about the great mechanics of the Imperial 58.

The machine has a strong key action and there is a solid sound to the bell at the end of each line. The typewriter is designed to type in tables.

The Imperial 58 comes with its original metal spools and a new black ink ribbon. It is ready for immediate typing upon arrival.

Please note that the typewriter is a standard desktop machine and therefore not an easily portable typewriter. Its dimensions are 32 x 37x 27cm.

Standard typewriters do not usually come with cases. A custom made cover will be provided to keep the Imperial 58 dust free.

The overall condition is good. The keys type without sticking and the machine is in good working order. Minor signs of age and use are present – please refer to photos.

Terry Pratchett, an English satirist and writer of fantasy and comical works, best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels, typed his novels on an Imperial 58 typewriter.

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