3 de julio de 2014

Empire portable typewriter

I cleaned this nice little Empire, Made in England. Direct import by Royal Mail, royal price by the way. Cleaned it, repaired the main spring (needed to dismount the carriage to do that). So much fun! Vivat!

Do you know the brand name of this type?
UPDATE 9 July 2014: thanks to reader and fellow collector J.H. we now know the name of the type used on this Empire portable: it is GORDON WEBB & Co., Ltd.. See below an add drawn from Typewriter Topics, Oct. 1920:

detail of the above add, with the characteristic (Poseidon's?) trident


5 comentarios:

  1. Cute machine. Shipping from the UK costs an arm and a leg!

  2. Very nice typewriter.

  3. I believe these are HErmes Rocket or Baby knock offs, aren't they? I have one from the early sixties and the keys simply feel ... dead.

    1. haha, as opposed to the OLIVER, I suppose :)

    2. OOOh now you've done it! Yes, the keys on the Oliver are VERY responsive!! Don't just take my word for it, read the Oliver company's own literature!!