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SORRY, SOLD! 1954 Halda Model "P"
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1954 Halda Model "P"

    €1,400.00Price

    "If you know, you know." For many typewriter enthusiasts, the Halda Model P is their "holy grail". This is due to a combination of impeccable design and exceptional "usability" and above all rarity. This is a superb example of the Model P typewriter, in outstanding condition, with original hard case and with original metal ribbon spools and original QWERTY keyboard. Haldas were manufactured in Sweden and are a lovely product of Swedish design and attention to detail.

    If you are looking for an example of the Halda Model P, this is your opportunity. It has everything: in top working order, professionally restored and excellent original cosmetic condition. As a typing machine it is in superb mechanical condition. It is a pleasure to type with: smooth, soft, sure and solid. The finish of the body is in fine condition with no discolouration or fading of the green that one sometimes sees on these Haldas. 

    This typewriter is in excellent working condition. It has been serviced, adjusted and appropriately cleaned and lubricated. The cosmetic condition is excellent. The chrome is perfect. The original finish is nearly flawless. The 

    This typewriter is identical to the Halda typewriter that was known to have been owned and used by Ernest Hemingway and another identical one is in the Victoria Museum in Australia. These Halda typewriters are justly renowned for the wonderful feel of their typing action and for the beauty and simplicity of the design--not to mention the rich green textured finish. 

    [Note to existing clients: If you wish to purchase this typewriter, please contact me directly. Etsy commissions can be killing.]

    I do not brag when I say that I believe that I have restored and repaired more Haldas, in the modern era, than any other restorer and have advised on repairs to Halda owners/restorers around the world. These are difficult machines to work on so please beware if you are searching for a Halda and discover one that you think is a "real find!". Even the adjustments that are simple on most typewriters can become very difficult to achieve on a Halda--and therefore quite expensive when you take it to your local repair-person. And note that if the original ribbon spools are not with the typewriter it will not work correctly.

    The typeface is Elite (11 cpi) and this typewriter has been outfitted with a new "Acme Signature" blue ribbon. It comes with two original Halda metal spools. The QWERTY keyboard is the original keyboard configuration; it has not been modified in any way. And it is not Swedish QWERTY which has an awkward placement of some letters and punctuation.

    The platen roller is in fine, smooth and clean condition with a lovely hardness rating of ~91 (ideal is 85-95). The paper feeder rollers are in excellent condition. The rubber footing around the baseplate of the typewriter is intact and grips the desktop well. The chrome is in perfect condition. (The platen can be replaced at a cost of 95€, should the new buyer wish.)

    The original case is in fine condition although showing some minimal signs of wear. The latch works well. The handle has been repaired.

    For some comments on Halda typewriters, please see:
    https://oztypewriter.blogspot.com/2011/11/halda-portable-typewriter-linking.html
    http://xoverit.blogspot.nl/2014/04/green-design.html

    This typewriter is not inexpensive. The price reflects the rarity of the original QWERTY keyboard, the outstanding condition and the rarity of examples of this model typewriter that ever become available on the market. This typewriter has it all for a collector and for a user. And, as an investment, I don't expect this typewriter to ever decrease in value.

    Like all of our typewriters this is a fully-working typewriter. It comes with the "Acme" lead certification seal attached to the typewriter which permanently identifies it as a genuine Acme-restored typewriter and provides for a one year warranty. We guarantee safe delivery and provide careful and attentive after-purchase advice and assistance from the date of purchase to the end of eternity to ensure your full satisfaction. In terms of an investment, the Acme Seal proves that this machine was restored by the Acme Type Machine Company. This can add value in the event that you wish to sell this typewriter in the future. 

    The original case is included and it is in good, solid condition. The bottom, however, has cosmetic deterioration that does not affect the utility of the case as a carrier or to protect the typewriter in storage.

    Please read the Introduction on the opening page of our Etsy shop for helpful details about our shop, warranty, policies, etc.

    This extraordinary and fine example of a Halda typewriter 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.

    See my buyer reviews on Etsy and you will have confidence in your purchase.

    Don't hesitate to contact me for more photos or any other explanation of anything.

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