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1966 Imperial 70 Serial # 7B57819 1966 Imperial 70 typewriter, Serial # 7B57819 Loser types's 1966 Imperial 70 typewriter. 2022-09-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Loser types: 1966 Imperial 70 Serial # 7B57819 Nice find from Australia, had escapement issues and required a spring to be place back around the escapement wheel onto the pawl, the machine works great and has some of the best feeling type action ever. The only issue with this typewriter is the tabulation, not sure how to get that working because right now i can't be bothered. Did a full refurbish, new drawband, full clean of type slugs, removed every key top and cleaned them, cleaned the paint, removed the carbon ribbon mechanism to clean internals and then got it back in so it will work, adjusted mainspring tension, re-attached loose springs and got rid of the mold (EW).
Wish the tabulation would just work but as it is now the Imperial 70 is one of the nicest machines ever made especially with the hammered finish mine has.

1966 Imperial 70 #7B57819

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Loser types (iguessthisisme)
Created: 08-06-2022 at 07:49PM
Last Edit: 09-23-2022 at 02:47AM


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Nice find from Australia, had escapement issues and required a spring to be place back around the escapement wheel onto the pawl, the machine works great and has some of the best feeling type action ever. The only issue with this typewriter is the tabulation, not sure how to get that working because right now i can't be bothered. Did a full refurbish, new drawband, full clean of type slugs, removed every key top and cleaned them, cleaned the paint, removed the carbon ribbon mechanism to clean internals and then got it back in so it will work, adjusted mainspring tension, re-attached loose springs and got rid of the mold (EW).
Wish the tabulation would just work but as it is now the Imperial 70 is one of the nicest machines ever made especially with the hammered finish mine has.

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Front logo
Front logo

Carbon ribbon left side
Carbon ribbon left side

The "ass"
The "ass"

One of the two brand new ribbons i got with this
One of the two brand new ribbons i got with this

Platen date stamp
Platen date stamp

Back panel, talks about QEII even though it has King George VI royal stamp
Back panel, talks about QEII even though it has King George VI royal stamp

Serial number
Serial number

Cleaned type basket
Cleaned type basket

Nice original Imperial 70 ribbon spool
Nice original Imperial 70 ribbon spool

Colour selector
Colour selector

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16 years old with a passion for the past, started repairing these back in September 2021 and scrounging for any typewriters i can here in Perth Western Australia. Love these old machines and plan on fixing them for future generations to use.



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