Imperial typewriters were made in Leicester in England and the Good Companion model was first launched in 1932. It was named after J. B. Priestley's book " The Good Companions" which had been published at the same time and the collaboration with Priestley helped sell a huge number of Imperial typewriters.
This model is a number 5 and was made in 1960 in England and has a metal body in a wonderful and rare dark red enamel colour with black keys and dark green shift keys and space bar.
It has " Manufactured by the Imperial Typewriter Company Ltd Leicester England " on the back and the "Imperial " logo badge at the front. The typeface on this one is Elite giving you 12 letters to the inch.
It types very well and is in a generally good condition for its age but there are some small marks to the paintwork in places mainly on the back and some small marks on the ribbon cover. The space bar also has age signs of wear and use but is still totally functional.
This typewriter has been professionally cleaned, serviced, adjusted and tested. It is in full working order and fitted with a new black and red ribbon so it's ready for you to start typing.
We can supply Universal and Group 1 typewriter ribbons when required from $12.50 each including postage.
It comes with a smart tan coloured carry case which has a clip to close, two zips and a handle which are all working well. There are a few marks and signs of wear to the outside and inside of the case but generally it is in a very good condition. We also include a copy of an original instruction booklet .
The typewriter measures 32cm by 28 cm by 11 cm high.
This is a wonderful Mad Men style typewriter in a rare dark red colour and in good working order.