1958 Imperial De Luxe 5 #5H 831
Status: My Collection
Created: 05-08-2013 at 06:47PM
Last Edit: 09-29-2014 at 05:56PM
Modified US keyboard
Discovered in dirty but very usable shape in Centreville, MI for a mere $5.
Such a beautiful machine, and good to use, too. Mine is prone to shadowing, but I think it just requires the right touch. One interesting thing about Imperial 3, 5, and 7 is that they have 46 keys, 4 more than some American portables. Mine still lacks a 1 key though!
Hunter: Nick T (schreibstang)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I started collecting typewriters in 2006, but what started it all was using my mother's Brother Student-Riter XL1 in 2004. The next year I received my grandma's Smith-Corona Silent, which was enough to hold me over for a little while but eventually led to an obsession with manual portable typewriters.
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