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1956 Imperial Good Companion 1 Serial # JQ014 1956 Imperial Good Companion 1 typewriter, Serial # JQ014 Tas Kyprianou's 1956 Imperial Good Companion 1 typewriter. 2023-01-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1956 Imperial Good Companion 1 Serial # JQ014 Strange beast for me this. It came bundled with my SCM Silent and I thought (like so many others in my collection) I'd clean it up and sell it on. Grr. It's staying for a while.
I LOVE the totally random and ever so slightly "off" alignment this machine lays down. It's unmistakably typewritten without being annoyingly higgledypiggledy. It's not my oldest machine but it feels that way. It seems antiquated to me in its layout and the strike angle and carriage return lever are bonkers. It is however SUPER fast and chugs away laying line after line without a hitch or a complaint. I rate my IGC7 highly and whilst this isn't quite in the same league as that in terms of feel it really is a lovely little compact machine to look at and type on.

1956 Imperial Good Companion 1 #JQ014

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 01-19-2023 at 07:26AM
Last Edit: 01-20-2023 at 10:36AM


Description:

Strange beast for me this. It came bundled with my SCM Silent and I thought (like so many others in my collection) I'd clean it up and sell it on. Grr. It's staying for a while.
I LOVE the totally random and ever so slightly "off" alignment this machine lays down. It's unmistakably typewritten without being annoyingly higgledypiggledy. It's not my oldest machine but it feels that way. It seems antiquated to me in its layout and the strike angle and carriage return lever are bonkers. It is however SUPER fast and chugs away laying line after line without a hitch or a complaint. I rate my IGC7 highly and whilst this isn't quite in the same league as that in terms of feel it really is a lovely little compact machine to look at and type on.

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Naked back.
Naked back.




cute
cute

This bell now resonates for a good few seconds - dingggggggggggggg.
This bell now resonates for a good few seconds - dingggggggggggggg.




Bonkers but somehow usable and practical to store away.
Bonkers but somehow usable and practical to store away.











I'm a fan of metal paper bale rollers
I'm a fan of metal paper bale rollers







Pica
Pica

Dinky but they hold as much as the larger spools.
Dinky but they hold as much as the larger spools.


Unmistakably typewritten.
Unmistakably typewritten.

Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 4144

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 41 machines.

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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