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1958 Halda Model P Typewriter -- The "Hemingway" Typewriter
  • 1958 Halda Model P Typewriter -- The "Hemingway" Typewriter

    €980.00 Regular Price
    €784.00Sale Price

    Hemingway had one of these in his last years. And for many typewriter enthusiasts, the Halda Model P is the one that they really want—and generally cannot find. Haldas have an impeccable combination of elegant design, rich colour, unusual rarity, exceptional utility and excellence in manufacture. 

    This typewriter is an exceptional example of the Model P, in particularly fine condition! It comes with a wonderful red-plaid case, in exellent condition. This Halda has, of course, the original metal ribbon spools--and perhaps most importantly, a QWERTY keyboard. It is in perfect working condition. 

    This Halda is in excellent, original working condition. It has been serviced, adjusted and properly cleaned and lubricated. The cosmetic condition is superb. Like new. This typewriter is the same model as the Halda typewriter that was known to have been owned and used by Ernest Hemingway and one example is in the Victoria Museum in Australia among other museum collections. 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. 

    If you are looking for an example of the Halda Model P, this is your opportunity. Whether you want it as an investment or as a daily-use typing machine, It has everything: in top working order, and in professionally restored and excellent original cosmetic condition. It is a pleasure to type with: smooth, soft, sure and solid. The finish of the body is in wonderful condition with some very minor wear on the frame around the space-bar. 

    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 be 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 a Pica  (10 characters to the inch) and this typewriter has been outfitted with a new ribbon. It comes, as noted, with its two original metal spools. The QWERTY keyboard has extra keys for European languages.  

    The platen roller is clean and smooth and appropriately soft to make a fine impression. The paper feeder rollers are in excellent condition. The rubber footing around the baseplate of the typewriter is (unlike many Haldas) in perfect condition and grips the desktop well. The chrome is in perfect condition. 

    The original case is in extraordinarily fine condition showing only the most minimal signs of wear. It comes with the original key. The hasp and handle are, as seen in the photographs, in nearly perfect original condition. It is one the finest original cases that I have ever seen, in nearly perfect condition.

    For some comments on Halda typewriters, please see:

    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. This Halda comes with the "Acme" lead certification seal which permanently identifies it as a genuine Acme-restored typewriter. 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.

    [Note regarding colour: The colour is very difficult to properly photograph and changes with the light condition. Despite my best efforts as a photographer it is difficult to capture the beauty of the true colour. Set designers, interior designers and others for whom colour is critical, can contact me for more photos and to discuss.]

    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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