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1933 Imperial Good Companion Serial # ED411 1933 Imperial Good Companion typewriter, Serial # ED411 Dallas Kirkpatrick's 1933 Imperial Good Companion typewriter. 2019-04-27 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Dallas Kirkpatrick: 1933 Imperial Good Companion Serial # ED411 My personal favourite! This was the very first typewriter in my collection. I bought it off a lady whose father used it in Vienna and North Africa during WWII. It came to Canada with him in '57. It had been sitting in her attic for decades before I purchased it for $60. I became fascinated with the story behind it, and the typewriter itself. I didn't realize that what I had found is also quite rare and sought after. After acquiring this, I was bitten by the typewriter bug, and I have been seeking out and researching unique machines ever since. I have used this a handful of times, but my current ribbon is no good, so I do not have a typeface sample quite yet. To this day I still can't believe that she would sell it to me...for $60!!

1933 Imperial Good Companion #ED411

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-05-2019 at 01:31PM
Last Edit: 04-27-2019 at 09:44AM


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My personal favourite! This was the very first typewriter in my collection. I bought it off a lady whose father used it in Vienna and North Africa during WWII. It came to Canada with him in '57. It had been sitting in her attic for decades before I purchased it for $60. I became fascinated with the story behind it, and the typewriter itself. I didn't realize that what I had found is also quite rare and sought after. After acquiring this, I was bitten by the typewriter bug, and I have been seeking out and researching unique machines ever since. I have used this a handful of times, but my current ribbon is no good, so I do not have a typeface sample quite yet. To this day I still can't believe that she would sell it to me...for $60!!

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Hunter: Dallas Kirkpatrick (Kirkpatrick14)

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I am a Typewriter Enthusiast from Saskatchewan, Canada!

I fell in love with typewriters around 2015, when I purchased my first (and favourite) typewriter; a mint condition, all original 1933 Imperial Good Companion. I bought it for $60 from a lady whose father used it in Vienna and North Africa during WWII. The stories connected to each machine always fascinate me, and finding old documentation or personal touches added over the years always intrigue me.

Some of my favorite machines to type are my '57 Smith-Corona Silent Super, and my '62 Olivetti Lettera.

Today, I love every aspect of typewriter hunting. I enjoy searching for good deals on specific models that interest me, doing a bunch of research about each typewriter that I get, and cleaning and using every machine that I can! I mostly prefer portables from the 20's to the late 60's.

Typewriters not currently in my collection that I would really like to have include a Hermes 2000/3000, and Olympia SM3.



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