Typewriter; Imperial Typewriter Co Ltd; c1920s; 2011.18

Name/Title

Typewriter

About this object

Typewriter; an Imperial Portable typewriter in green enamel. Manufactured by the Imperial Typewriter Co Ltd, Leicester, England.

The Imperial Typewriter Co was founded in 1902 by J. G. Chattaway and Hidalgo Moya, trading as the Moya Typewriter Co. The Imperial Portable or Imperial D typewriter was manufactured from 1919. The company was acquired by Litton Industries in 1966 and the manufacture of typewriters ceased at Leicester in 1974.

Maker

Imperial Typewriter Co Ltd

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

c1920s

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, Leicester

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal
processed material, glass, enamel
processed material, glass
processed material, synthetic, plastic
organic, vegetal, plant extract, latex, rubber

Inscription and Marks

Gold transfers: "IMPERIAL PORTABLE" and "MANUFACTURED BY THE IMPERIAL TYPEWRITER Co Ltd / LEICESTER, ENGLAND / Name and Trade Mark Regd"

Measurements

h 180mm x l 320mm x w 230mm (approximately)
Medium

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, manufactures

Subject and Association Keywords

transportation and communications

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

equipment

Object number

2011.18

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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