This Empire Aristocrat typewriter was made in 1959 by the British Typewriter Co in West Bromwich, England who had a license from Paillard 's in Switzerland to make this design which mirrors the Hermes Baby typewriters. This one is in a lovely pale green colour with mint green keys, space bar and carriage knobs. It has the slightly larger "pica " sized typeface giving you 10 letters to the inch. Please note this machine can only use a single colour ribbon. You can't use a two tone ribbon on this one.
It is in a good general condition and types well but does have signs of wear and small marks and discolouration to the enamel paintwork, mainly at the front edges from where the carry case has rubbed over the years. The spools and ribbon are accessed by folding back the" gull wing" metal covers. The Empire Aristocrat branding on the top left is in a nice condition and it has the usual manufacturers details on the back and " Made in England " on the front edge.
This typewriter has been professionally cleaned, serviced, adjusted and tested. It is in full working order and is fitted with a new top quality American made Group 9 TW1 ribbon so its all ready for you to start typing on.
We can supply Group 9 TW1 typewriter ribbons from $13.90 each including postage. Available in plain black and a range of Universal ribbons in other plain colour options.
The typewriter measures 29 cm by 28 cm by 7 cm high and comes with it's original carry case. The case is also in a good functional condition, but does have some signs of wear and marks to the inside and the outside. The handle and the two zips work well.
This is a lovely working compact "ultra " portable typewriter that doesn't take up too much desk space. We also include a photo copy of an original instruction booklet.