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1932 Imperial Good Companion Serial # BK587 1932 Imperial Good Companion typewriter, Serial # BK587 John Munroe's 1932 Imperial Good Companion typewriter. 2016-08-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1932 Imperial Good Companion Serial # BK587 "Inquest"

Manufactured in the first year of Good Companion production, this sweet typer is compact, snappy and beautifully preserved. Made for typing on tables or as a true laptop, the viewing angle is pitched too far back for a higher desk. Generous paper support is a nice change from my streamlined Remington 5 which (being the only other 30s typer in my collection) feels quite similar. A keeper! 12 cpi Elite.

1932 Imperial Good Companion #BK587

Status: My Collection
Created: 05-02-2016 at 08:57PM
Last Edit: 08-16-2016 at 03:56AM


Description:

"Inquest"

Manufactured in the first year of Good Companion production, this sweet typer is compact, snappy and beautifully preserved. Made for typing on tables or as a true laptop, the viewing angle is pitched too far back for a higher desk. Generous paper support is a nice change from my streamlined Remington 5 which (being the only other 30s typer in my collection) feels quite similar. A keeper! 12 cpi Elite.

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12 characters per inch - Elite
12 characters per inch - Elite


Need to get a serious leather handle around this razor wire core.
Need to get a serious leather handle around this razor wire core.




Well-earned rest after it started working.
Well-earned rest after it started working.











Legible if not unscathed.
Legible if not unscathed.

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From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.



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