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1963 Imperial Good Companion 7 Serial # 75U104 1963 Imperial Good Companion 7 typewriter, Serial # 75U104 Mark Rosenzweig's 1963 Imperial Good Companion 7 typewriter. 2014-03-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rosenzweig: 1963 Imperial Good Companion 7 Serial # 75U104 This British-made typewriter is the last in the line of "real" Good Companion typewriters. (Later Imperials were clones of the Royal Safari or were Japanese designs.) It features several accented characters for typing in Swedish. Unlike the Good Companion 6, which was available at the same time for a slightly lower price, this machine is segment shifted. It's margin release key is on the left-hand side of the keyboard on the casing, while the tabulator set and clear keys are on the right-hand side of the keyboard on the casing. Unlike most typewriters, its carriage return lever simply moves straight left to right rather than in an arc. Also unlike most portable typewriters of the period, several screws are visible on the sides of the casing.

1963 Imperial Good Companion 7 #75U104

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)
Created: 03-13-2014 at 12:59PM
Last Edit: 03-13-2014 at 01:00PM


Description:

This British-made typewriter is the last in the line of "real" Good Companion typewriters. (Later Imperials were clones of the Royal Safari or were Japanese designs.) It features several accented characters for typing in Swedish. Unlike the Good Companion 6, which was available at the same time for a slightly lower price, this machine is segment shifted. It's margin release key is on the left-hand side of the keyboard on the casing, while the tabulator set and clear keys are on the right-hand side of the keyboard on the casing. Unlike most typewriters, its carriage return lever simply moves straight left to right rather than in an arc. Also unlike most portable typewriters of the period, several screws are visible on the sides of the casing.

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Hunter: Mark Rosenzweig (MarkR)

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I have collected typewriters since the early 1970s. My first collectible machine was a Mignon, but I also had everyday typers then, first a Voss ST-24 and an Olivetti Praxis 48, and then a Hermes 3000 and a Hermes 10. Over the last decade or so, I've turned my focus from early machines (Lambert, Blickensderfer, Hammond, Smith-Premier, etc.) to portables.

Besides typewriters, I also am avid about Studebakers, and have had a 1964 Studebaker GT Hawk since 1979.



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