The Typewriter Man



Refurbished Typewriters For Sale

A selection of refurbished typewriters ready for immediate use
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All machines are English keyboard unless stated otherwise.

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Imperial 80 Office Typewriter - SOLD


Made in 1969

The typestyle is Elite (12 Characters per Inch) and the carriage width is 18 inches

Colour is Off-White With Black Keyboad

Fully Refurbished with New Ribbon

I have dismantled, cleaned, lubricated and adjusted this machine for best performance
A new Black/Red ribbon has been fitted and it is ready to give many more years of reliable service
The British Imperial factory in Leicester had a long and distinguished existence, finally closing its doors for the last time in late 1974.  Beginning with the Imperial 50 in 1927, they produced a long line of models over the years, all based on the same internal mechanism.   The Imperial 80, produced from 1968 onwards, was the final development and intended to be a thoroughly modern typewriter.  

This machine is in good condition, and ready to take any amount of typing that you may care to give it.  It has a nice supple platen and would be ideal for either professional use, or for scrapbooking and art projects due to its extra-wide carriage - which will take A3 paper !  Capable of more sustained use than any portable typewriter, and with a nice, even, line of writing, this thoroughly British machine has many more years of reliable use ahead of it.  It has a 46-character keyboard and all the features that you would expect to find on an office typewriter, for instance, full tabulator, freehead (useful for lining up pre-printed forms), keyboard touch control. 

This typewriter takes a readily-available ribbon which is available in three different colours.

PRICE   £200 - SOLD
Due to the size and weight, this machine would be best collected from me here in Luton