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SORRRY, SOLD! 1959 Princess 300 Typewriter
  • SORRRY, SOLD! 1959 Princess 300 Typewriter


    This lovely, blue and cream, Princess 300, from 1959, is in fine overall condition. It is a beautiful colour combination and simply gorgeous. This typewriter has its original colouring. It has been fully restored, cleaned, lubricated and adjusted.  It is wonderful to use and absolutely lovely to look at! A lovely combination of inspired mid-century industrial design and German engineering!  This portable typewriter looks as handsome standing on your desk at home as it does on the terrace of your hotel or holiday home.

    We have restored dozens of these Princess typewriters over the years and I am always impressed by the overall high quality, mechanical design and the smoothness with which they operate. As an example, the ribbon colour selector switch on the left is as cool as they come. When you switch to red or no-colour a little colour-block comes into the glass window above the switch. Tabs are set (and removed) at the touch of a finger with the special key on the right side.

    This typewriter is in fine cosmetic condition and working perfectly. Mechanically this Princess is in top working condition. Everything works as it should and as originally designed. The platen is smooth and clean. The paper feed rollers are in excellent condition and appropriately soft. The chrome parts are in beautiful condition. The paint finish is original with some points of minor recent retouching.

    The case is in very nice condition. The interior lining is overall in good condition with only light wear. The exterior of this faux calf-leather case is in good, original condition with only minor signs of wear and usage. 

    The typeface is a lovely Pica (10 cpi). As compared to many Princesses I see for sale, this has an original QWERTY keyboard common to English language writers. It has accents needed to write in European languages, too. It comes with a new ribbon so you can start typing immediately.

    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 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. 



    For some discussion of the wondrous aspects of the Princess 300, and other considerations, please see:

    This superb example of a PRINCESS 300 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. It will be fully insured during shipment.

    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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