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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
1XXX Empire Model 1

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1XXX Empire Model 1
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Status: My Collection
Created: 09-10-2017 at 08:38AM
Last Edit: 09-10-2017 at 08:40AM

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I've seen a few Empires such as this one, and also their twin, the Wellington, always for way too much money and never working. This machine was quite reasonable and it works (sort of). I've also never seen one with its lid, which is pretty beaten up, but it exists. Hard to date this by the database (at least for me). Likely c 1900, I'd think, but any help appreciated. The machine seems complete and a good candidate for restoration, despite some rust and paint loss. Oh, and this typewriter once belonged to someone named Rose. I know this because she etched her name on the chin.

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James Gifford
Username: giffer

I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.

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