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1950 Imperial 58 Serial # 347047X 1950 Imperial 58 typewriter, Serial # 347047X Gary Wann's 1950 Imperial 58 typewriter. 2018-09-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Gary Wann: 1950 Imperial 58 Serial # 347047X As mentioned by another Hunter, this typewriter is VERY heavy indeed. This machine has been in the family for as long as I can remember, but I don't know where it came from. This was the best of three different typewriters that were in our home, although the only one that I kept - I wish I had kept the other two as well.

There is nothing delicate about this typewriter with it's enormous wide carriage and it's obviously built to take a hammering day in and day out.

When I started searching for more information on the type 58, I found a video on YouTube (see link below) showing how to disassemble a type 50 which has the same basic construction. It's just amazing how this machine strips down for cleaning and repair. I'd only been in the presence of this typewriter for some 50 years before I finding this out. Do watch the video, it's very informative. The disassembly starts at about minute eight after general discussion regarding cleaning.

1950 Imperial 58 #347047X

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Gary Wann (Ruyton)
Created: 09-08-2018 at 11:59AM
Last Edit: 09-10-2018 at 03:03AM


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As mentioned by another Hunter, this typewriter is VERY heavy indeed. This machine has been in the family for as long as I can remember, but I don't know where it came from. This was the best of three different typewriters that were in our home, although the only one that I kept - I wish I had kept the other two as well.

There is nothing delicate about this typewriter with it's enormous wide carriage and it's obviously built to take a hammering day in and day out.

When I started searching for more information on the type 58, I found a video on YouTube (see link below) showing how to disassemble a type 50 which has the same basic construction. It's just amazing how this machine strips down for cleaning and repair. I'd only been in the presence of this typewriter for some 50 years before I finding this out. Do watch the video, it's very informative. The disassembly starts at about minute eight after general discussion regarding cleaning.

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A very easy typewriter to disassemble for cleaning and repair!
A very easy typewriter to disassemble for cleaning and repair!





That spot of orange paint - I painted my bicycle with that paint when I was a lad, thank goodness I didn't paint the typewriter too!
That spot of orange paint - I painted my bicycle with that paint when I was a lad, thank goodness I didn't paint the typewriter too!



The model name is very faint, but it's there on the front above the tab bar
The model name is very faint, but it's there on the front above the tab bar

Hunter: Gary Wann (Ruyton)

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Retired Air Traffic Controller. Got my first typewriter from Santa when I was about 8 years old and woke my parents up at 3am as I just had to try it out when I woke up! Have had an old Imperial 58 in the family for longer than I can remember. A computer geek, but I just love the mechanics of typewriters and have started to collect a few more to keep the Imperial company!



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