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1950 Empire Aristocrat Serial # M89559 1950 Empire Aristocrat typewriter, Serial # M89559 Tas Kyprianou's 1950 Empire Aristocrat typewriter. 2022-04-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1950 Empire Aristocrat Serial # M89559 Almost the same footprint as early iPads.
This teensy bundle of metal is a super portable pick up and go machine. As long as wherever you pick it up and go to doesn't mind noise. It's loud. Fun though.
These are often seen on auction sites for a few pounds and I'd highly recommend taking a punt on one. They really are fun to use and pack an incredible punch for their weight.

1950 Empire Aristocrat #M89559

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 04-10-2022 at 08:01AM
Last Edit: 04-26-2022 at 07:44AM


Description:

Almost the same footprint as early iPads.
This teensy bundle of metal is a super portable pick up and go machine. As long as wherever you pick it up and go to doesn't mind noise. It's loud. Fun though.
These are often seen on auction sites for a few pounds and I'd highly recommend taking a punt on one. They really are fun to use and pack an incredible punch for their weight.

Typeface Specimen:

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The Aa slug has been soldered on in a repair and it's not quite in alignment with the other characters. I love it for that very reason.
The Aa slug has been soldered on in a repair and it's not quite in alignment with the other characters. I love it for that very reason.


I replaced the perished rubber feet with 9mm closed rubber gromets. Almost perfect fit and brilliant grip for peanuts.
I replaced the perished rubber feet with 9mm closed rubber gromets. Almost perfect fit and brilliant grip for peanuts.





The alignment is all over the shop but I've avoided "fixing" it as it produces the most perfect "wonky typewriter" font.

If anyone knows what the typeface is, please let me know. I've been unable to find out anything from the slug's markings. Thank you.
The alignment is all over the shop but I've avoided "fixing" it as it produces the most perfect "wonky typewriter" font. If anyone knows what the typeface is, please let me know. I've been unable to find out anything from the slug's markings. Thank you.





Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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UK member living in London with Greek Cypriot heritage.
New to the hobby - December 2021. The Linea 88 parts machine notwithstanding, my collection now stands at 19 machines (how did that happen?!).
My prettiest machine is an everlasting tussle between my Smith Corona Clipper and my Remington Non-Tab Portable. Like Bagpuss, they're both saggy and a bit loose at the seams but I love them. The utterly astonishing Blue Bird 18b has toppled my long-standing King of Typers, the Adler Universal. My Hermes 3000 Mk 3, 2000, the FACIT TP1, and the other Olympia SMs all regularly chomp at the heels of my top two typers and I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have collected such a beautiful bunch if I'm honest.



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