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1950 Empire Aristocrat Serial # M89559 1950 Empire Aristocrat typewriter, Serial # M89559 Tas Kyprianou's 1950 Empire Aristocrat typewriter. 2023-07-28 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1950 Empire Aristocrat Serial # M89559 Almost the same footprint as the 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.
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 get on with the job without any frills, airs, or graces.

* Update. Sadly this fella was the "Toy Story Wheezy" in my collection. Hardly ever got used. I've sent it on to a friend who will hopefully 'write his name on its foot' and show it the love it deserves.

1950 Empire Aristocrat #M89559

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 04-10-2022 at 08:01AM
Last Edit: 07-28-2023 at 06:55AM


Description:

Almost the same footprint as the 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.
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 get on with the job without any frills, airs, or graces.

* Update. Sadly this fella was the "Toy Story Wheezy" in my collection. Hardly ever got used. I've sent it on to a friend who will hopefully 'write his name on its foot' and show it the love it deserves.

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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.








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 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.

These were never supposed to have red / black ribbons - there is no colour selector so I've swapped in an all black. Will simply turn it over when the imprint becomes feint.
These were never supposed to have red / black ribbons - there is no colour selector so I've swapped in an all black. Will simply turn it over when the imprint becomes feint.


Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - My first machine was an Everest Mod 90 that I bought after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
My collection now consists of 40 machines. Nice round number. Time to stop I reckon. . .

My absolute favourite remains (just) my 1939 Royal KMM. For me, it's both the prettiest and the "warmest" to type on. It has "Majik" (with a nod to Sandy1)
I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have amassed such a beautiful bunch.



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