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1957 Imperial Good Companion 5 Serial # 5C 033 1957 Imperial Good Companion 5 typewriter, Serial # 5C 033 Martha Lea's 1957 Imperial Good Companion 5 typewriter. 2015-12-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martha Lea: 1957 Imperial Good Companion 5 Serial # 5C 033 With maths characters. I won this for £7.99, probably because it was listed as having a carriage problem. I assumed it was a broken draw band, but it turned out to be gunk in the escapement. I got it working within about 40 minutes with a small amount of naphtha (lighter fuel). It has a lovely typing feel, but is hefty. Not a laptop typer!
Very excited to have this, and it will see a lot of use I am sure. Seems to have had one fairly careful owner. Albeit with long fingernails - key tops chipped on top edges.

1957 Imperial Good Companion 5 #5C 033

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-01-2015 at 05:46AM
Last Edit: 12-01-2015 at 06:14AM


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With maths characters. I won this for £7.99, probably because it was listed as having a carriage problem. I assumed it was a broken draw band, but it turned out to be gunk in the escapement. I got it working within about 40 minutes with a small amount of naphtha (lighter fuel). It has a lovely typing feel, but is hefty. Not a laptop typer!
Very excited to have this, and it will see a lot of use I am sure. Seems to have had one fairly careful owner. Albeit with long fingernails - key tops chipped on top edges.

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