|Imperial The Good Companion. s/n EN839, 1948|
By Appointment to His Majesty King George the Fifth.
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|Imperial Good Companion 4. s/n 4BS401T, 1958|
|Imperial Good Companion 5. s/n 5A756, 1957|
|Imperial Good Companion 5. s/n 5G990, 1958|
|The Good Companion, return lever|
|Good Companion 4, return lever|
|Good Companion 5 serial number. Earlier model had the number on the bottom |
of the molding, later ones are numbered under the top cover
|Ribbon selector is different between earlier and later models|
|Older and newer line-space ratchet pawls. What is the later arrow pointing to? |
Possible platen re-covery? The ratchet on the later model doesn't work consistently when
it doesn't engage with the cog. This might be because it fouls the platen rubber.
|Under the hood of the Good Companion 4|
|Under the hood of the Good Companion 5|
|What lies beneath. A Good Companion 4's nether regions exposed|
|...and the Good Companion 5's revolutionary though |
more delicate undercarriage
Read my spoof manual for the Good Companion 5