1940 Imperial 50 #Z132596
Status: My Collection
Created: 01-01-2018 at 07:44PM
Last Edit: 07-09-2019 at 07:25PM
This typewriter was traded for some restoration work done on a painting back in February of 2013. It is a very nice machine to use, and feels great to type on. The build quality of this machine is exceptional. It has the experimental mechanism that allows the user to remove the segment and keys from the machine which allows easier access for maintenance and cleaning, which was installed in most Imperial standard typewriters, and remarkably, this mechanism seems to have significantly contributed to this typewriter's quality of survival as the machine was exceptionally clean when it was obtained. This particular No. 50 is labeled with "War Finish" under the Imperial emblem, which indicates a rather unusual trait that this machine has and that is that the entire mechanism has been coated with rifle bluing, in order to conquer corrosion. You can tell some keys have been replaced over the years as the replacements do not have this coating. There are not many Imperial 50 typewriters out there that featured this. It makes you think what it was used for.
Hunter: Plante and Doole-Fisher Typewriters (venneburgtypewriters)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
This gallery represents the machines owned by good friends Dirk Plante and Sean Doole, who reside in British Columbia, Canada. Together they have established Venneburg Typewriters, a partnership that to date has seen over 400 typewriters since 2009. Here you will find the machines that are currently still in possession or that have come and gone since December 2017.
RESEARCH NOTE: When researching the Imperial 50 on a computer with lots of screen real estate, you may find that launching the Imperial Serial Number page and the Imperial 50 By Model/Year/Serial page in new browser windows can give you interesting perspectives on changes throughout the model series.