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1961 Imperial Good Companion 7 Serial # 7B 007 1961 Imperial Good Companion 7 typewriter, Serial # 7B 007 Tas Kyprianou's 1961 Imperial Good Companion 7 typewriter. 2023-01-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1961 Imperial Good Companion 7 Serial # 7B 007 Bought this, for peanuts, on a whim (can't understand why they're given such little value) and am delighted I did. A cute, TOP quality machine that types almost Blue Bird 18b style brilliantly. The compact body is packed with features and together with my Smith Corona Clipper has one of the most satisfying carriage return lever actions I own. A joy to clean and work on means any niggles they might come with are easily dealt with. Not sure if the space bar and carriage knobs were originally white but I kind of like the cream effect complimenting the blue-green bodywork.
(Not too sure about the year of manufacture as my serial number was a bit of an anomaly 7B 007)
((Also, do any of the experts out there know what the two holes under the space bar might be for? Thank you))

1961 Imperial Good Companion 7 #7B 007

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 05-20-2022 at 02:21AM
Last Edit: 01-20-2023 at 10:47AM


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Bought this, for peanuts, on a whim (can't understand why they're given such little value) and am delighted I did. A cute, TOP quality machine that types almost Blue Bird 18b style brilliantly. The compact body is packed with features and together with my Smith Corona Clipper has one of the most satisfying carriage return lever actions I own. A joy to clean and work on means any niggles they might come with are easily dealt with. Not sure if the space bar and carriage knobs were originally white but I kind of like the cream effect complimenting the blue-green bodywork.
(Not too sure about the year of manufacture as my serial number was a bit of an anomaly 7B 007)
((Also, do any of the experts out there know what the two holes under the space bar might be for? Thank you))

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Oh my! I LOVE THIS.
Oh my! I LOVE THIS.




Nice
Nice

Pica
Pica


What on earth are these two holes for?
What on earth are these two holes for?


Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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Points: 3930

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 40 machines. Nice round number. Time to stop I reckon. . .

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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