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SORRY, SOLD! 1956 Alpina N24 Typewriter
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1956 Alpina N24 Typewriter

    €560.00Price

    What a wonderful mid-century design! We are pleased to offer this wonderful green Alpina typewriter in superb condition. This is a very fine Alpina of an N24 model from 1956, 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 ~88 (between 85 and 95 is considered ideal). The paper feed rollers and the rubber feet are in excellent condition.

    The typeface is Elite, 11 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, deLuxe  hard case which is in nearly perfect 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. They are fully guaranteed to work. Most shipments to the US arrive in 3 days--often much faster than most domestic shipments within the US. Acme typewriters are carefully selected, beautifully restored and come with a one-year mechanical warranty and lifetime customer-service. Each comes with a lead seal, attached to the body, identifying it as a fully-restored Acme typewriter. Many new dealers strive to imitate us--none succeed.

    For some discussion of ALPINA typewriters see:
    https://bucktypes.tumblr.com/post/125728786938/1961-amc-alpina-sk24-i-finally-found-my-holy
    and: http://www.willdavis.org/alpina.html
    and: https://oztypewriter.blogspot.nl/2011/11/alpina-great-portable-typewriter-now.html

    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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