1947 Imperial 55 #272773
Status: My Collection
Created: 04-19-2021 at 07:34AM
Last Edit: 04-19-2021 at 09:35AM
A near mint condition Imperial 55. It belonged to the father of an older lady I bought it from. It had been her father's business-machine and she had kept it as clean and well functioning as she could after he died. It last saw service in '78 as seen by the sticker on the back. Whether this was in her father's time or not I do not know, but whatever she had done to keep it nice she did well. It needed some good de-dusting in hard-to-reach places, and a key lever along with one of the space bar levers was bent. Once straightened out and some polishing on the key lever comb underneath the keyboard this machine types wonderfully. Decals are wonderfully preserved, as is the crincle paint on all edges and corners.
Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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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