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SORRY, SOLD! 1955 Alpina N24 Typewriter
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1955 Alpina N24 Typewriter


    What a wonderful mid-century design! We are pleased to offer this wonderful green Alpina typewriter in superb condition. This is an very fine Alpina of an N24 model from 1955, considered by many to be a masterpiece of design, both mechanical and aesthetic. This typewriter has been fully restored and conserved to our highest standards. This is the original colour and finish; it has not been repainted. The coloured finish is uniform and almost entirely unblemished. This typewriter is truly a "statement" on the desk of any serious screenwriter, journalist, novelist or even the occasional letter-writer.

    Alpina typewriters are very soft, swift and solid typers. It is simply a joy to type with them. And the carriage movement—and everything else—is as smooth as silk.

    In excellent cosmetic condition and working perfectly. (Note: in some photos it may appear that there is discolouration or fading on the ribbon cover. This is not the reality; it is a reflection from the ceiling.) The keytops are unscratched and the platen is clean, smooth and has an ideal hardness measurement of ~92 (between 85 and 95 is considered ideal). The paper feed rollers and the rubber feet are in excellent condition.

    The typeface is Pica, 10 cpi. The keyboard is QWERTY with additional keys for European languages.  It comes with a new ribbon so you can start typing immediately.

    This typewriter comes with its original hard case which is in excellent condition. 

    Mechanically it is in perfect working condition. It has clearly been well-maintained during its previous working life. It has been fully cleaned, adjusted, aligned and lubricated for years of future use.

    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. 

    For some discussion of ALPINA typewriters see:

    This fine example of an ALPINA N24 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. You can see our reviews to encourage your confidence in what we deliver and how we deliver it.

    If you have any questions or wish to see more photos, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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