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1958 Imperial Good Companion 5 Serial # 5k 918 1958 Imperial Good Companion 5 typewriter, Serial # 5k 918 Bill Guthrie's 1958 Imperial Good Companion 5 typewriter. 2023-02-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Bill Guthrie: 1958 Imperial Good Companion 5 Serial # 5k 918 This Imperial Good Companion 5 proved to be a little hard to come by, but it was worth the wait. I ended up buying this example from a Canadian seller. As the machine was not working when I bought it, the price was right. As it turns out, the grease in the mainspring drum had solidified (based on the readaing that I've done it seems that this is a fairly common problem among the Good Companion series). This was remedied by flushing with solvent.

1958 Imperial Good Companion 5 #5k 918

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Bill Guthrie (Guth)
Created: 02-02-2023 at 02:18AM
Last Edit: 02-02-2023 at 02:24AM


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This Imperial Good Companion 5 proved to be a little hard to come by, but it was worth the wait. I ended up buying this example from a Canadian seller. As the machine was not working when I bought it, the price was right. As it turns out, the grease in the mainspring drum had solidified (based on the readaing that I've done it seems that this is a fairly common problem among the Good Companion series). This was remedied by flushing with solvent.

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Hunter: Bill Guthrie (Guth)

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I'm likely more of a casual typewriteaphile than a typewriter humter/collector. That said, what started with a single Olympia SM9 quickly expanded to include two more Olympia typewriters: a 2nd SM9 and a mighty SG3. I've now gone on to add other brands, but thus far I remain most interested in the machines from the 1950's - 1970's. I use all of the typewriters that I own. Typing out a letter, or typing almost anything for that matter, brings me a great deal of satisfaction. The typewriters themselves appeal to my appreciation for well designed mechanical devices.



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