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 1959 in England and has a metal body in a lovely rich cream enamel colour with black keys and dark green shift keys and space bar . Models in this cream colour are in actual fact harder to find than the more standard pale green that most Imperial No 4's , 5's and 7's come in .It was originally supplied by Imperial's West Indian agent to a customer in the Colonial Service and has an interesting range of international currency and punctuation keys .
It has " Manufactured by the Imperial Typewriter Company Ltd Leicester England " on the back and the "Imperial " logo badge at the front . The type on this one is Elite which is slightly smaller than Pica and has 12 letters to the inch.
This one is in a good condition with just some marks mainly to the centre front bar and the back right hand side where the paper rest has rubbed over the years . It types well and we have fitted a brand new ribbon as well as giving it a professional service , clean , adjusting and testing it so its all ready for you to take out of the box and start typing on .
Group 1 typewriter ribbons can be purchased from us when required and are available in plain black , plian blue , plain purple or Red/Black for £4.95 each including postage . 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 .
It comes with a smart fibreglass carry case which has a clip to close and a handle which are both 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 32cms by 28 cms by 11 cms high .
This is a wonderful Mad Men style typewriter in a lovely colour and in good working order .
Delivery from our UK workrooms directly to you anywhere within Australia is included in the price. You just need to allow 5-7 working days for delivery.