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1956 Empire Aristocrat Serial # S2/268670 1956 Empire Aristocrat typewriter, Serial # S2/268670 Ted Munk's 1956 Empire Aristocrat typewriter. 2021-08-22 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ted Munk: 1956 Empire Aristocrat Serial # S2/268670 The Aristocrat might look like some leftover bit of army surplus with its olive-green keys and drab greenish-grey crinkle paint, but it performs like a real Aristocrat, earning the name "Nick Charles". I have fitted it with a tripod mount befitting its military look, and now it's a true go-anywhere field typewriter.

Update 2021-08: Got tired of the awful paint and musty smells this thing gave off, so did a full strip, clean, paint and re-felting. Now it's the "Monster Scouts Field Typewriter Mark 1". (:

1956 Empire Aristocrat #S2/268670

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)
Created: 03-09-2013 at 11:47AM
Last Edit: 08-22-2021 at 06:54PM


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The Aristocrat might look like some leftover bit of army surplus with its olive-green keys and drab greenish-grey crinkle paint, but it performs like a real Aristocrat, earning the name "Nick Charles". I have fitted it with a tripod mount befitting its military look, and now it's a true go-anywhere field typewriter.

Update 2021-08: Got tired of the awful paint and musty smells this thing gave off, so did a full strip, clean, paint and re-felting. Now it's the "Monster Scouts Field Typewriter Mark 1". (:

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Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)

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I am a scoundrel without a cause, and my swank outshines the sun.

I am a casual Typewriter Hunter residing in the sweltering deserts of Arizona with a wife, three cats and about 50 typewriters. My main hunting ground is thrift stores, and I rarely pay more than $10 for a machine. My collection consists mainly of portables with cases, and they stay in the cases unless I am actively using it (usually more than one at a time). I do, however keep a handful of interesting Selectrics, including a Composer and a couple of large Nakajima Electronics to use as daisywheel printers for my vintage laptop collection.



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