1929 Imperial Model D #66305
Status: My Collection
Created: 04-13-2014 at 11:29PM
Last Edit: 07-18-2016 at 11:13AM
Imperial mo.D is the last typewriter designed by Hidalgo Moya. The last of Imperial upstrike typewriters was first designed in 1919 as a portable, though compared to the Corona 3, really looks more like "carriable".
Heavier and more complicated than the Corona, still had a rather good success in sales especially in the English market.
The upstrike design makes this typewriter good for making carbon copies, and the keyboard is very balanced, because every key has the same weight.
Another interesting feature: the keyboard is interchangable to write different typefaces.
It really looks much attractive because of that shiny chrome you see everywhere.
I had to restore the keyboard on this specimen because the keys were unreadable.
The orignal paper keytops were paraffin-waxed, and they became darker and darker in the years.
Hunter: Enrico Morozzi (elmoroz)
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