Working Early 1940s Imperial Model 50 Standard Typewriter – Wide Carriage – Glass Panels – New Ribbon, Dust Cover – Made in England


Working Imperial Model 50 standard/office typewriter in London (U.K.). This 1940s cast-iron made Imperial, works exquisitely well. The long lever keys are snappy, precise and comfortable when typing and the whole typing process can be compared almost to enjoying playing a piano.

The backspace, carriage return lever, the bell, the shift keys, margin setters, ribbon colour switch, the carriage release lever, the paper guide and the paper release lever all work as intended. This British made typewriter is fitted with a new black ribbon so it is ready for immediate action. It also comes with the original metal spools and a dust cover.

It is worth noting that the Imperial is assembled from three main parts: the body, removable carriage and the middle part. The glass sides are designed to enable a typist to watch and enjoy the mechanisms working in harmony. The wide carriage is another valuable element which allows for typing in landscape format.

The overall condition is superb. All the keys work well, without sticking. The chroming on the levers is still well preserved. Very minor signs of age and use are present.

Please note that the typewriter is an office model. It is bigger in size and heavier in weight compared to portable typewriters.

The Imperial Model 50 typewriter would suit a thematic event, exhibition or a film setting. It would be a great addition to any antique or vintage collection. The typewriter would suit typists of any profession.

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