Imperial Good Companion vintage travelling typewriter with original case. Ive given the machine a light clean, oil, replaced the ribbon, thoroughly tested it and found everything to be working as it should.
The Imperial Typewriters Good Companion typewriter series was named after British writer and playwright and Imperial user J.B. Priestley's play of the same name. It was an extremely popular British-made typewriter series made between 1932 and the 1960s. The first model off the production line in 1932 was presented to Priestley by Imperial thus providing some useful launch publicity - and a useful marketing boost. The company also gained the typewriter 'By Royal Appointment' insignia when a machine was sold to Buckingham Palace and thus gained a valuable PR coup as Britain's most prestigious and most visible typewriter manufacturer.