This Empire Aristocrat typewriter was made in 1948 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 and has the traditional metal body in a mid grey/olive colour with a fine crinkle finish and round black keys with white letters and numbers .It has the backspace and margin release highlighted in red and has the more standard " elite " sized font giving you 12 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 .
This one is in full working order and types well . We have given it a clean , service , adjusted and tested it and fitted a new ribbon so its all ready for you to start typing on ! It is in a good general condition for its age with just a few small marks to the paintwork , mainly at the back and the front corners from where the 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 lovely condition and it has the usual manufacturers details on the back and " Made in England " on the front edge.
Group 9 typewriter ribbons can be purchased from many online suppliers or we can supply you with new ribbons when required .They generally cost around $12.50 including postage .This one comes with original metal spools so you can also rewind the new ribbon onto these if you wish. A ribbon will last you a long time . To give you an idea , in an office environment with someone using a typewriter professionally a ribbon would last them around 3 months.
The typewriter measures 29 cms by 28 cms by 7 cms high and comes with a metal case that closes by fitting over the typewriter and has a handle that slides out. The case is also in a good functional condition with some small signs of wear and marks .
This is a lovely working industrial 1940's compact "ultra " portable typewriter in a great condition that doesn't take up too much desk space .We also include a photo copy of an original instruction booklet .
Delivery from our UK workrooms directly to you anywhere within Australia is included in the price. nYou just need to allow 5-7 working days for the delivery.