Imperial Good Companion 1936 Typewriter

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Imperial Good Companion 1936 Typewriter

This working typewriter was made in 1936 by Appointment to King George V in Leicester. Its a portable typewriter in a case which is the progression from the large, static desk-bound models. It was a popular mass produced model at the time, mainly for businesses and for those who could afford it and was used in the home. It represented business growth and the spread of communication. It also created a need for skilled labour; typists became well trained.

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  • 1. At 20:16 on 20 September 2011, David Eckley wrote:

    I have recently bought a Good Companion Model T typewriter, which presumably was from about the same time, although interestingly the crest on the top right states "by appointment to the late King George V", suggesting it may have been manufactured at some point during the brief reign of Edward VIII (i.e. 1936) before he abdicated and was succeeded by George VI.

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Location

Leicester

Culture
Period

1936

Theme
Size
H:
9.5cm
W:
24.5cm
D:
27.5cm
Colour
Material

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