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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. 2022-05-20 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, 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 bluey-green bodywork.
(Not too sure about the year of manufacture as my serial number was a bit of an anomaly)
((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: 05-20-2022 at 05:34AM


Description:

Bought this, for peanuts, on a whim (can't understand why they're given such little value) and am delighted I did. A cute, 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 bluey-green bodywork.
(Not too sure about the year of manufacture as my serial number was a bit of an anomaly)
((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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What on earth are these two holes for?
What on earth are these two holes for?


Pica
Pica

Nice
Nice




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








Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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UK member living in London with Greek Cypriot heritage.
New to the hobby - December 2021. The Linea 88 parts machine notwithstanding, my collection now stands at 19 machines (how did that happen?!).
My prettiest machine is an everlasting tussle between my Smith Corona Clipper and my Remington Non-Tab Portable. Like Bagpuss, they're both saggy and a bit loose at the seams but I love them. The utterly astonishing Blue Bird 18b has toppled my long-standing King of Typers, the Adler Universal. My Hermes 3000 Mk 3, 2000, the FACIT TP1, and the other Olympia SMs all regularly chomp at the heels of my top two typers and I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have collected such a beautiful bunch if I'm honest.



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