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SORRY, SOLD! 1950 Swissa Piccola designed by Max Bill
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1950 Swissa Piccola designed by Max Bill


    This is a lovely, Swiss manufactured, portable SWISSA Piccola typewriter from the middle of the last century. It is working perfectly and ready to type! The smoothness of the Swiss engineering and manufacture has to be experienced to be believed. Smooth, solid and quiet; a real joy to type with. This typewriter has been fully cleaned, adjusted and carefully serviced inside and out, and has a new ribbon so you can start typing immediately. All technical aspects have been tested and are working as originally.

    On the bottom of this Piccola you will see a small metal seal attached to the typewriter. This is the official Swissa factory seal. It is marvelous that it is still intact on this typewriter and gives some indication as to the care in which this typewriter was cared for and used over the years.

    This typewriter has the QWERTY (US/UK) keyboard and the typeface is PICA 10 cpi. (see example in photos) The keyboard has all the accents needed for most European languages. We have outfitted this machine with a new, bi-colour ribbon on one of its original metal ribbon spools. You can see in the photo how nice the typing looks on paper: dark, crisp and clear.

    This machine is from 1950 the first year of production for the "Piccola" model. This model typewriter proved so popular that it was subsequently marketed as by Oliver and Japy, and was also sold as the Patria and the Voss Privat. The designer of this typewriter was Max Bill, a renowned Swiss designer, architect and artist. For interesting historical perspectives on the Piccola, please see:

    This SWISSA Piccola comes with its original hard case in good condition—strong and safe. It has some cosmetic wear but is still a solid, very usable case.

    Acme typewriters have been the choice of discerning collectors and writers more than 1,000 times since we began selling online in 2016. We safely ship your typewriter from our store in the Netherlands and delivery time to the US averages only 3 days—this is a quicker delivery time even than most shipments from-and-to a US address! In the last 7 years, our typewriters arrived damage-free 99.4% of the time. So please don’t be concerned about buying from us just because we seem far away. Acme typewriters are covered by a 1-year warranty, and come with lifetime customer-care. 

    With an ACME Typewriter, you know you are getting a fully-working--as original--typewriter. The only thing that you have to do is sit down, put paper on the roller and start typing. Your typewriter comes with the "Acme" lead certification seal which permanently identifies it as a genuine Acme-restored typewriter and provides for a one-year warranty at no charge. In terms of an investment, the Acme Seal proves that this machine was restored in 2023 by the Acme Type Machine Company. This can add value in the event that you wish to sell this typewriter in the future. 

    This wonderful example of a SWISSA Piccola will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to preserve its condition and beauty. We have a lot of experience in shipping typewriters and have an excellent track record for proper packing and safe delivery.

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