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1915 Imperial B Serial # 24135 1915 Imperial B typewriter, Serial # 24135 Geir Kihle Hanssen's 1915 Imperial B typewriter. 2024-02-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Geir Kihle Hanssen: 1915 Imperial B Serial # 24135 This Imperial Model B was my first large restoration project. It had some rust, though fortunately not too much. It's main issue was a heavy caked layer of grime and dust on inner metal parts that woulnd't come off without a good scrubbing with a brass brush and solvents, so the machine had to be disassembled a lot to gain access to all parts of all pieces. Now it shines again. I intend to perhaps redo the decals as they are quite worn, but even though I've bought the decals and even paid to have the retailer decal remade as a new decal, I've not actually gone through with the project yet.

1915 Imperial B #24135

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)
Created: 02-26-2024 at 02:04AM
Last Edit: 02-26-2024 at 02:04AM


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This Imperial Model B was my first large restoration project. It had some rust, though fortunately not too much. It's main issue was a heavy caked layer of grime and dust on inner metal parts that woulnd't come off without a good scrubbing with a brass brush and solvents, so the machine had to be disassembled a lot to gain access to all parts of all pieces. Now it shines again. I intend to perhaps redo the decals as they are quite worn, but even though I've bought the decals and even paid to have the retailer decal remade as a new decal, I've not actually gone through with the project yet.

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Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)

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I am a Norwegian fellow who enjoys tinkering and fixing up typewriters. One day I decided I wanted a typewriter to write letters on. I bought one that turned out not to work. I got annoyed and decided I should be able to figure out what was wrong and fix it. I did it, but the rush of successfully mending such an intricate machine was like a drug. I wanted more. I decided I would try to buy non-functioning, but pretty machines, fix them and sell them before repeating the process. What I didn't expect was that I would fall in love with the machines I fix so now I suddenly find myself a bit of a collector.



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