Rare imperial A typewriter, low serial. In complete condition, keys are sticky and will need oiling and carriage does not advance when letters type, will need restringing. Very low serial number for the A... Very clean example, will only need a bit of TLC to get back to former glory, any questions please ask, very rare to find these A's The most striking aspect of the Imperial is the curved keyboard.
On the Model B the entire keyboard and type basket could be lifted off the machine and replaced. When compared to the Imperial B the A was a far more basic design.
The base of the frame had sharp edges, there was only one shift key on the left, there was no backspace lever and there was no protective cover over the ends of the key levers. The great breakthrough for the Imperial Typewriter company however, came with the introduction of the Imperial B in 1915. The item "Rare imperial A typewriter very low serial number" is in sale since Friday, September 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Pens & Writing Equipment\Typewriters". The seller is "pomsoverandout" and is located in seaton.This item can be shipped worldwide.