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SORRY, SOLD! 1955 Alpina SK24 Typewriter
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1955 Alpina SK24 Typewriter


    What a wild typewriter!! Wonderful mid-century design! We are pleased to offer this incredible, red and beige, Alpina typewriter in superb condition. This is a rare, Alpina SK24 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. This typewriter is truly a "statement" on the desk of any serious screenwriter, journalist, novelist or even the occasional letter-writer. 

    In superior cosmetic condition and working perfectly. The original colour is uniform everywhere on the typewriter and the finish is unblemished except for a very few spots on the rear panel of the typewriter. The keytops are unscratched and the platen is clean, smooth and has an ideal hardness measurement of ~90 (between 85 and 95 is considered ideal). The paper feed rollers and the rubber feet are in excellent condition.

    The typeface is Pica, 11 cpi. The keyboard is QWERTZ but can be modified to QWERTY for an extra charge. It has additional keys for European languages. 

    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 domestic shipments within the US!  Acme typewriters are guaranteed to arrive safely at your door, 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.

    Mechanically it is in perfect working condition. It does not seem to have been much used and to have been carefully maintained as well. It has been fully cleaned, adjusted, aligned and lubricated for years of future use.

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    This fine example of an ALPINA SK24 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 on Etsy 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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